You are not obligated to have a hip replacement under any circumstances. Although replacing a hip joint is the best option for many patients, there are viable alternatives in most cases. Working with an experienced orthopedic specialist will help you decide how to approach achieving pain relief and better mobility.
Every patient has a different pain threshold. Reduced mobility, discomfort and other symptoms are often deciding factors in patients electing to have hip replacement surgery. However, pain management may be a better alternative.
If your current medications are not providing effective relief, consult with a specialist in orthopedic medicine. Changing your medications and receiving physical therapy may eliminate the need for hip replacement surgery.
Tailored physical therapy can help relieve hip pain and improve mobility. For many patients, damage to hip cartilage or a joint is not the only issue. When a load bearing joint is painful, sufferers have a tendency to compensate by walking differently or leaning more toward the opposite side. This habit can actually make the pain worse.
An experienced orthopedic surgeon can identify all the issues that are adding to your hip pain. The right physical therapy plan could help you avoid hip replacement surgery indefinitely. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we will explore all available options to make treatment as minimally-invasive as possible for our patients.
Cartilage Repair Surgery
Repairing the cartilage in the hip is a minimally-invasive surgical option and a viable alternative to replacing the joint. If you are interested in exploring this treatment as a solution to hip pain and reduced mobility, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians can provide a specialist consultation.
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