The goal of hip replacement surgery is to increase mobility, decrease pain and improve function of the hip joint. One of the most common concerns patients have before they undergo surgery is pain after hip replacement. Patients in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area can find answers associated with hip replacement pain from the physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine®.
Who Requires Hip Replacement Surgery?
The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. As a ball-and-socket joint, it contains cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones and allows them to move easily. When that cartilage wears, chronic hip pain can occur from a condition called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis are the most common causes of hip pain and disability.
Patients with hip damage that causes pain, decreased mobility and interferes with daily life may consider hip replacement surgery if other traditional pain management options have failed. Before undergoing the procedure, patients need to discuss pain after hip replacement and the other common side effects such as bruising and swelling with their physician.