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Hip Replacement: A Closer Look

hip replacement

Total hip replacement is surgery performed to replace the hip joint damaged by arthritis. A new hip joint will most likely mean less pain and better ease of movement than what you have now.


In a hip replacement, the worn-out parts are removed and replaced with an artificial joint. The new joint works much like a natural hip. The parts have smooth surfaces for ease of movement. Your hip restrictions or “hip precautions” following the procedure will be dependent on the surgical approach that you have for your hip replacement (anterior, lateral or posterior). Please speak specifically with your surgeon regarding your restrictions following surgery.


How to prepare for a joint replacement




Click here to for basic discharge instructions after a total hip replacement surgery





For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.
Current antibiotic protocol for total joint replacement




Links to total hip implants:

Biomet/Zimmer    Smith and Nephew

Wright Medical      DePuy


Source and for more information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)   AAOS en Español

More information on total hip replacement:  Krames Online   Reemplazo total de la cadera