Adult Reconstruction / Joint Preservation
There are several joint replacement procedures. The following are the most common. Doctors recommend joint replacement surgery when hip pain and loss of function become severe, and medicines and other treatments no longer relieve pain. Your doctor will use X-rays to look at the bones and cartilage in your hip to see whether they are damaged and to make sure that the pain isn't coming from somewhere else. Total hip replacement may not be recommended for people who:
- Have poor general health and may not tolerate anesthetic and surgery well.
- Have an active infection or are at high risk for infection.
- Have osteoporosis (significant thinning of the bones).
- Are involved in heavy manual labor or physically demanding sports.
- Are severely overweight (replacement joints may be more likely to fail in people who are very overweight).
Our surgeons evaluate each person individually.