When you are in need of hip replacement surgery, it is important to understand what the surgery involves so that you can prepare properly and have a smooth recovery.
This video explains the process of hip replacement surgery through helpful animation. The goal of the surgery is to replace the structures in the hip with metal parts that do the work of the original joint. This video describes a lateral incision approach, but there are several methods for accessing the hip for replacement surgery. Recovery is a gradual process that should be aided by physical therapy for the best possible outcome.
The board-certified surgical staff at OrthoCarolina can help you choose the right approach for your hip replacement surgery and offer superior care through the whole process. Learn more about our surgical procedures by visiting our website or calling us at (704) 323-2778.