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Hip Replacement Surgery

Learn about hip replacement surgery. Find resources to help understand this procedure, how it is performed, and what you need to know about hip replacement operations.
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Preventing Hip Replacement Dislocation
Despite improvements, hip replacement dislocation continues to be the most common reason for a patient to require a repeat hip replacement. Preventing hip replacement dislocation can best be accomplished with proper implant selection, and optimal placement of those implants.

Leg Length Discrepancy After Hip Replacement
Leg length inequality is a common complaint after hip replacement surgery. While surgeons try to leave patients with an equal leg length, there are times when leg lengths may turn out to be different after hip replacement surgery. Most often, a leg length discrepancy can be easily treated with a lift in your shoe.

I Wish I Knew Before Hip Replacement...
Have you had hip replacement surgery? Are there things you wish you had known prior to undergoing hip replacement surgery? What would you share with someone undergoing a hip replacement procedure?

When is it Time for Hip Replacement
Having a hip replacement surgery is a big decision. Knowing when the time is right for hip replacement surgery is a difficult problem, and different people their own criteria for deciding when the time was right for hip replacement. How did you decide to have hip replacement surgery?

Hip Replacement in Young Patients
How young is too young to have a hip replacement? Once reserved for elderly patients who have no other options, total hip replacement surgery is now being performed in younger and younger patients. New implants are being developed in hopes that hip replacements will last a long time in these patients.

All About Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery the second most common joint replacement procedure, closely following knee replacements. Many people have hip arthritis, but it can be difficult to know when the right time to have a hip replacement surgery is. Furthermore, there is confusion about what to expect from hip replacement surgery. Do you have questions?...

What Type of Hip Replacement Implant is Best?
There are many orthopedic manufacturing companies that produce different implants used in hip replacement surgery. Most of these companies make several different hip replacement prostheses. Is there a way to determine which hip replacement implant is best?

Hip Replacement Rehab & Activities
Hip replacement surgery is an effective treatment for severe hip arthritis. After hip replacement surgery, it is important to perform therapy to resume normal activities.

What are my restrictions after hip replacement?
Hip precautions include positions of the hip that should be avoided after hip replacement surgery. The problem with these positions is that they place the hip replacement implant in a position that can make the implant prone to dislocation.

Hip Resurfacing
Hip resurfacing surgery is an alternative to standard hip replacements for patients with severe arthritis. In a hip resurfacing surgery, the implant is smaller, and less normal bone is removed. Hip resurfacing is gaining interest, especially in younger patients.

Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery is among the most common orthopedic procedures. Unfortunately, hip replacements can wear out over time. When a hip replacement wears out a revision hip replacement, or repeat hip replacement surgery may need to be performed. Revision hip replacement surgery is more complex than the first procedure.

eCourse: Hip Replacement Surgery
Considering hip replacement surgery? If yes, sign-up for this 7 week e-course. Each week you'll receive a newsletter devoted to issues surrounding total hip replacement surgery.

Are You Ready For Hip Replacement Surgery?
What are signs you need, or don't need, hip replacement surgery. Learn how to know when the time is right for you to have hip replacement surgery.

TotallyHip Support Group
A fantastic site for patients about hip surgery. This site will tell you about the surgery, connect you with patients, offers stories--it has it all!

Hip Replacement Loosening
Hip replacement implants may loosen over time, a process called osteolysis. If this is the case, hip replacement revision surgery may be necessary. New hip replacement implants are being developed to avoid this problem.

Steps of a Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery is a treatment for severe arthritis. Hip replacement involves placing a metal and plastic ball and socket in the arthritic joint to substitute for the worn out cartilage. Each step of a hip replacement surgery is explained.

Squeaking Hip Replacements
A hip replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces a worn out ball-and-socket joint with an artificial joint. Certain types of artificial hip replacements have been found to make a squeaking noise. Often a squeaking hip replacement is just an inconvenience, but sometimes a noisy hip may be a sign of problems with the implant.

How Long Do Hip Replacements Last?
Hip replacement surgery is a treatment option for patients with severe joint arthritis. While hip replacements can last a long time, they do not last forever. Often people are worried about their hip replacements wearing out in their lifetime. How long will a hip replacement last?

Infection of a Hip Replacement
Infection of a hip replacement implant is a serious complication of this common surgical procedure.

5 Problems With Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement complications are not common, but can occur. Here are 5 problems that can occur as a result of surgery and how to prevent them.

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