Hip Replacement Surgery

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How Well Do Hip Replacements Work? New Research Raises Questions…

You can’t watch TV or cruise the Internet without seeing ads for Hip Replacement surgery where you see active people doing everything from riding bikes to climbing mountains. Heck, these ads are even on the buses where I live. However, how realistic is that? Today we’ll focus on new Hip Replacement research that doesn’t really…read more

Buttock Pain After Hip Replacement? It Could Be Your Tendons

On this page: Why gluteal tendinopathy is a pain in the butt Hip replacement with gluteal tendinopathy How to avoid butt pain after hip replacement How to treat pain after hip replacement Other causes of pain after hip replacement What we know about hip replacement If you’re planning a hip replacement or have already had…read more

Hip Replacement or Back Fusion First? Timing Matters When Considering Risks

One of the clinical scenarios where bone marrow concentrate doesn’t work well is severe hip arthritis. In these cases, we often tell patients to get a hip replacement. However, it’s critical to understand that the body is connected, so for example, getting a back fusion may impact your hip replacement. Before I share the newest…read more

Hip Replacement vs Hip Resurfacing: Differences and Risks

You'd think hip resurfacing would have fewer complications than the more extreme hip replacement, but, unfortunately, when considering hip resurfacing instead of hip replacement, much of the literature isn't pretty.

Will a Hip Replacement Lower My Risk of Falls?

It’s hard to imagine when you’re young and healthy, but the single biggest cause of death among otherwise healthy elderly people is falling. Hence, fall prevention is a big deal. Researchers recently set out to discover whether getting your hip replaced would help reduce falls. What they found makes sense. My Neighbors I live in…read more

The Age of Patients Getting Knee and Hip Replacements Continues to Decrease

In the world of orthopedics, one thing that seemed to come with the turn of the new millennium was more aggressive marketing tactics. Device manufacturers (those who produce artificial knees and hips) have led the pack here with ad campaigns leading arthritis sufferers to envision a return to the full activities of their youth…and all…read more

If You Need a Hip Replacement, Get Your Low Back Fixed First!

It’s always great to see enlightened physicians tying together how one part of the body impacts the other. We’ve done a great disservice to patients by educating them that their knee, hip, and spine are separate instead of all one big machine. Now a recent study shows us yet another connection between the low back…read more

New Research Shows that a Hip Replacement Won’t Increase Your Activity Level

Many of the patients I talk with are under the impression that they will become more active after hip replacement. They are concerned about undergoing such a big, high-risk surgery that involves getting their hip amputated, but they are hopeful and excited about the prospect of returning to running, mountain climbing, biking, or any other…read more
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