The most common reason that someone undergoes hip replacement surgery is to address pain or an altered gait. However, fixing pain and restoring a normal walking pattern aren’t the only benefits of a hip replacement operation. There are a number of little known benefits of the replacement procedure.
You’ve probably heard that hip or knee replacement can get you back to doing the things you love like cycling or golfing, but did you know a replacement operation may also be able to help improve your marriage? A recent study by Dr. Michael Tanzer, the chair of orthopaedic research at McGill
A hip replacement operation can be the first step in helping you live a pain free life and getting back to doing some of the activities you love, but it’s also a significant surgery that will require weeks and months of recovery. The rehabilitation journey after hip surgery will be both rewarding
A hip replacement operation is a big undertaking for your body, and even if everything goes as planned with your surgery, odds are you’re going to have a certain degree of pain for the next few days and weeks. Pain control isn’t always easy after surgery, but there are some ways to help decrease
If you’re considering hip replacement or you have a replacement operation scheduled in the future, you’re probably wondering what you can do in the days and weeks leading up to your operation to give you the best chance of having a successful surgery and recovery. Most people are aware that physical
One concern patients typically ask about during the process of their hip replacement journey is in regards to the potential for a future dislocation of their new hip. Since their new hip will be a ball and socket joint, it’s possible for the ball to shift out of its correct location and cause a
At the most basic level, hip replacement operations are performed when the hip can no longer perform the basic actions required for safe and painless movement. But considering the hip and knees are the two most commonly replaced joints in the body, there has to be a number of different underlying
When you hear the term “hip replacement,” you probably picture a retiree getting ready to have their hip replaced with an artificial hip. We certainly help a number of patients in their 60s and 70s, but over the last decade we’ve seen a sizable shift in the age of the patient who is walking into our