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Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Even though a hip replacement, or arthroplasty, is now a common orthopedic procedure, it can still seem like an ordeal to some patients.

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgeries

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgeries

by Yenny (SU)
More than one million Americans – the majority of whom are 50 or older – choose to undergo joint replacement (or arthroplasty) each year. Arthroplasty restores the integrity of your joints and improves function using an artificial joint, or prosthesis.

Orthopedic Tests for Hip and Pelvic Problems

Orthopedic Tests for Hip and Pelvic Problems

by Holly (SU)
Pain of the hip and pelvic area is one of the most frequent types of joint pain seen by orthopedic doctors.

Recovering from My Broken Hip

Recovering from My Broken Hip

by Shearly (SU)
Getting a broken hip is like slamming the brake pedal on your life. The recovery process may take months and will likely require making accommodations in your plans. While recovering from a broken hip can take a while, there are many things you can do to make the recovery period go well.

Hip Replacement vs Hip Resurfacing

Hip Replacement vs Hip Resurfacing

by Stephanie Meadows
We don’t think about how much wear and tear our musculoskeletal system takes on a daily basis, especially our hips. As we age, everyday use wears down the bones and cartilage inside the hip joint. This natural degeneration of the bones and cartilage inside the hip is the cause of one of the most common condition affecting the hip, called osteoarthritis. This is a painful condition that causes severe chronic pain, stiffness in the joint, and limited mobility, which inhibits people from going about their daily tasks and activities. The good news, is that surgical procedures such as hip replacement or resurfacing help man people restore function and mobility, reducing the pain caused by bone on bone friction in the hip.