Total hip replacement is the surgical replacement of the worn out surfaces of the hip with man-made components. The
Floyd Center for Joint Replacement is nationally recognized for total hip replacement surgery.
Hip replacement can reduce or eliminate pain, improve mobility and help patients return to a more active lifestyle. Hip replacement surgery is only recommended after more conservative measures such as exercise, physical therapy and medications have proven ineffective.
As with any surgery, hip replacement has health risks, including blood clots, nerve or blood vessel damage, and, rarely, infection and implant loosening.
Although recovery time is dependent on each individual's health, patients typically go home from the hospital two to three days after surgery. Most patients can begin driving within three weeks after surgery and return to light physical activity such as golf or bowling within 12 weeks.
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