Did you know that 95% of the hip fractures are caused by falls, usually falling sideways? As your hips are one of the widest parts of your skeleton, they are prone to take most of the impact of the fall resulting in different types of hip injuries.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful joint replacement surgeries performed in the US today. At the American Hip Institute, hip replacement is routinely performed as an outpatient procedure with greater than 99% accuracy in implant placement.
Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time can tighten up the hip joint causing problems with posture, back & hip pain, and contribute to knee, foot, and ankle problems as well. Here are some stretches to help loosen up tight hip muscles and improve hip mobility:
Regenerative Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the regrowth of functional tissue to heal injuries. It may be an alternate solution for hip tendon, cartilage, ligament, and muscle injuries that do not respond well to conservative therapy.
Arthritis is currently the #1 cause of disability in the US negatively impacting the lives of more than 50 million Americans. May has been designated Arthritis Awareness Month to help spread awareness about treatments available today that may improve the condition of those who suffer with this disease.
In playing sports we experience a whole spectrum of emotions from the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat. Sports teaches the importance of hard work, persistence in the face of overwhelming odds, and the ability to handle stressful situations and injury.
Today, hip replacement surgery has advanced to such a degree that it may be performed as a minimally invasive outpatient procedure with discharge on the very same day for some candidates. In other cases, patients may be discharged home in 5-6 days. Recovering in the comfort of home is what most patients would prefer, especially if they receive the right level care during the first few weeks or months after the procedure.
Hip replacement surgery can be a life-changing step towards significantly reducing hip pain and improving your mobility. Whether it’s a hip fracture or hip arthritis that has prompted your decision, before you undergo the surgery you must get your home ready for your return.