Older age should not mean lesser life enjoyment. Many older individuals believe that problems such as hip pain or loss of movement is a normal part of the aging process, but Largo Medical Center stresses that a pain-free and mobile future is possible at any age. Our hip replacement surgery services can restore hip function if the following considerations apply to you:
You cannot enjoy your normal quality of life.
Normal wear and tear of the hip joint may place mild limitations on certain activities that were easy at a younger age. For instance, running or biking might become more difficult for older individuals. However, issues such as osteoarthritis of the hip can make even the simplest movements difficult to carry out. If you can no longer get up from a chair or walk around your home without feeling discomfort, hip replacement surgery, including our muscle sparing surgical procedure, may be the treatment you need to once again enjoy the mobile life you deserve.
More conservative treatment measures cannot alleviate your pain.
Physicians often recommend the least invasive measures possible for patients. So in many cases, people with hip issues might be given pain relief medication or instructed to undergo physical therapy to alleviate their symptoms. For some individuals, these measures alone can ease their pain. If you too have been prescribed medication or told to get physical therapy, yet you feel no relief from your symptoms, now may be the time to speak with an orthopedic expert about hip replacement surgery.
You understand the recovery needs of hip replacement surgery.
Hip replacement surgery is an effective method to eliminate hip pain and restore easy movement for patients. However, as with other types of surgical treatment, hip replacement procedures typically demand a recovery period during which you might need to refrain from activities that could hinder the healing process. To facilitate recovery of your joint, you might also need to undergo rehabilitation to strengthen the hip and surrounding muscles.
Largo Medical Center wants you to enjoy your best life at every age. That is why we offer hip replacement surgery for eligible Pinellas County patients. Call (727) 470-6826 to find out more about the benefits of this surgical treatment option.