It’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Hip pain can have various causes, and understanding the underlying issue is essential for effective management.
Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that can affect the hip joint, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.
Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tendons around the hip joint can result in pain, particularly during activities that involve hip movement.
Labral Tears: Tears in the cartilage (labrum) that lines the hip socket can cause hip pain, often accompanied by a clicking or locking sensation.
Sciatica: Compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down to the legs, can cause hip pain and radiating discomfort.
What is a Hip Pain?
What is a hip replacement?
A hip replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or diseased hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint, typically made of metal and plastic components.
What are the types of hip replacement implants?
There are various types of hip replacement implants, including those with metal-on-plastic, ceramic-on-plastic, or metal-on-metal components. Your surgeon will choose the most suitable type based on your specific needs.
How long is the recovery period after hip replacement surgery?
The initial recovery period typically lasts a few days in the hospital, followed by several weeks of at-home recovery. Full recovery, including returning to normal activities, can take several months.
What activities should be avoided after hip replacement?
High-impact activities, such as running or jumping, are often discouraged after hip replacement. Your surgeon will provide guidance on activities to avoid and those that can be gradually reintroduced.
How long do hip replacements last?
The lifespan of a hip replacement can vary, but many implants last for several decades. Factors such as patient activity level, implant type, and overall health can influence the longevity of the replacement.
Can both hips be replaced at the same time?
In some cases, both hips may be replaced during a single surgery, but this decision depends on factors like overall health and surgeon preference.
What You Need to Know Before Your Appointment
It’s best to be prepared when coming in for your appointment and therefore we recommend bringing the following when you visit us
All Previous Investigations
This includes any X-rays, MRI, CT Scans and their reports, new as well as old
List of Your Medications
A well formed list of medications will help us decide which medications will not react with others you might be taking
Previous Surgery Documents
If you have undergone a surgery before, any documents pertaining to that time will be helpful in understand what was done at that time