Hip Replacement Surgery at Medical City Las Colinas

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Crucial to your decision about whether to have hip replacement surgery is having a good grasp of what the procedure can and cannot do.

Most patients who undergo hip replacement surgery experience pain relief and a significant improvement in their ability to perform everyday tasks. The most frequent benefit from surgery is decreased pain in the hip.

Following surgery, you will be advised to avoid certain activities, including jogging and high-impact sports, for the rest of your life. You may be asked to avoid flexing the joint in a way that could lead to dislocation.

Any artificial joint will undergo a certain amount of wear over time. If you participate in high-impact activities or are overweight, this wear may accelerate and cause the implant to loosen and become painful.

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The orthopedic surgeons at Medical City Las Colinas are medical doctors with extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment (both surgical and nonsurgical) of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Each member of the team will be happy to discuss whether hip replacement surgery offers you the best chance for permanent pain relief and improved mobility.

Your surgeon will explain the potential risks and complications of hip replacement surgery − including those related to the surgery itself and those that can occur over time.

Consideration may also be given to treating your problem with an anti–inflammatory medication, physical therapy, vitamins, or some type of surgery other than full replacement.