1. Is total hip replacement only for people with osteoarthritis?
2. What are my non-surgical options before considering joint replacement?
3. Is age a consideration for joint replacement?
4. What can I expect from the surgical experience?
5. What type of rehabilitation can I expect following surgery?
6. Can I participate in regular activities after surgery?
7. Are there any restrictions on exercise or movement with my new hip?
8. How often will I need to see my surgeon after surgery?
9. What are the benefits of joint replacement?
10. Are there risks from surgery?
There are many things that your surgeon may do to minimize the potential for complications. Your surgeon will have you see a medical physician before surgery to obtain diagnostic tests for your overall health picture. You also need to have your dental work up to date and prepare your home to avoid falls. Dental work and cleaning is a requirement because having a cavity or abscess in your mouth can seed your new joint replacement, causing infection in the joint.
11. What precautions must I take with my new hip?
So many patients are pleased with their hip replacement and improved quality of life that they report they wish they had done it sooner.
12. Can I go through airport security with my new hip?
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