Total Hip Replacement
While mention of the term “hip replacement” conjures images of seniors, grandparents and retirees, the surgeries and conditions that lead to it are more common than you may think.
According to research published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in 2018, primary total hip arthroplasty is projected to grow 71% by 2030, with the fasting growing demographic being people ages 55 to 64. Degenerative arthritis, caused by wear and tear of the hip joint, has led to a 205% increase in total hip replacement procedures between 2000-2010 in patients 45-54 years old.
While there is no clear causative link between osteoarthritis and this increase in procedures, the connection between them is easy to understand: thanks to advances in medical technology, total hip replacement is safer, less invasive, and more successful than ever. Thanks to innovations in the materials and techniques used to construct replacement joints, recovery from hip surgery is dramatically easier for patients, and durability of the replacement joints is greatly improved.
In the past, surgeons were hesitant to recommend or perform total hip replacement for younger people because all too often it required or led to a sequence of multiple operations. By contrast, leading surgery centers like Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery can now confidently offer same-day total hip replacement to reduce pain, increase mobility and tremendously improve a patient’s quality of life for years or even decades to come. Patients are no longer forced to accept the limitations that accompany arthritic conditions.
Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics offers same-day total hip replacement to restore the function of a damaged hip joint. Our physicians and staff have hundreds of successful surgeries to their credit – all performed in our state-of-the-art facilities using proven, innovative techniques. Every decision we make is focused on providing you the safest, most comfortable, most thoughtful medical care you’ll find anywhere in the world.