Candidates for Total Hip Replacement
You are a prime candidate for a total hip replacement if you experience significant pain during weight-bearing activities as simple as standing up, walking, or exercising. You may struggle with quality of life issues because the hip pain prevents you from walking reasonable distances, causes difficulties in putting on and taking off your socks and shoes, takes away your ability to exercise or participate in recreational activities, and limits your ability to travel when you finally have time to do so.
Total hip replacement can be a suitable solution for a variety of medical diagnoses, including if you have osteoarthritis, suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, have previously experienced a hip fracture, or have lived with a congenital hip abnormality.
However, to seriously consider a total hip replacement operation, you must be healthy enough to endure the physical demands of the surgical procedure, though your physiological age is a more important factor than your chronological age.