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Read these frequently asked questions about hip replacement surgery, including the typical outcomes and expected recovery.

What are the main sources of hip pain?

Arthritis is one of the main reasons people experience hip pain, which includes osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Who should have a hip replacement procedure?

If you have hip pain that interferes with your daily life, and other treatments have not been successful, talk with a hip specialist about hip replacement.

Am I a candidate for hip replacement surgery?

Your overall health and activity level are important factors in determining the best treatment for your hip injury or condition, but there are no definite weight or age restrictions for a hip replacement. Age is less important now than it used to be when recommending a hip replacement, especially due to advancements in artificial parts. For more information about your candidacy, contact your orthopedic surgeon.

What treatments are typically recommended before hip replacement surgery?

Depending on the source of your pain, other treatments may be recommended before a hip replacement procedure. Your doctor may recommend certain exercises and medication first, or the use of a walking aid.

What are the benefits of hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement surgery is very effective in decreasing pain, increasing mobility, and improving the quality of life.

How long is recovery from hip replacement surgery?

The average long-term recovery for a hip replacement procedure can take 3-6 months, in addition to physical therapy.

Why is physical therapy needed after a hip replacement?

A physical therapist will help teach you exercises to strengthen your hip, like contracting and relaxing muscles. They will also teach you the proper way to bend and sit, as well as other daily activities to prevent injury after a hip replacement. 

Hip Replacement in Huntsville, AL

Schedule an orthopedic evaluation with one of our expert doctors at The Orthopaedic Center. We have several locations in Northern Alabama and one location in Fayetteville, TN. Call (256) 539-2728 to schedule a consultation or appointment or you can request an appointment online and a representative will be in-touch with you with confirmation of your appointment.

COVID-19  and our commitment to you

TOC cares.

Your health is a very important part of your life. In trying times like this, we are faced with many uncertainties. But one certain thing is that TOC is here and committed to the safety and orthopaedic needs of our patients.

We have been paying close attention to COVID-19 (“Coronavirus Disease 2019). As news and information regarding Coronavirus is rapidly changing, it’s our promise to keep you informed and be here for you every step of the way. We encourage you to contact your TOC location to reschedule your appointment if you:

Everyone can take precautions against the spread of Coronavirus, including:

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