Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the US affecting more the 50 million Americans. May has been designated Arthritis Awareness month to help people find effective ways to manage this disease.
Joint replacements of the knee and hip are some of the most commonly performed surgeries in the US today. They are generally recommended when the joint is worn out to the extent that mobility is restricted, and you experience pain in your joint even when at rest.
Anterior hip replacement is not a new approach. It has been used for decades but has grown in popularity in recent years. The anterior approach to the hip is a minimally invasive procedure that has helped many people suffering from painful arthritic symptoms return to their active lifestyles with minimal downtime. Could you be a candidate for this procedure?
Did you know that more than one million hip and knee replacements are performed in the US every year? With better healthcare allowing people to live longer and more active lives, this number is expected to grow substantially to about 3.5 million per year by 2035.
Undergoing orthopedic surgery is a big decision that most people will only consider after having exhausted all other options. Here are the top 5 questions to ask your orthopedic surgeon so that you can be confident that you have made the right decision regarding your treatment: