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Total Hip Replacement: A Common Solution For Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common issue that affects many people as they age. It can make it difficult to move around and perform daily activities. Total Hip Replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure that can relieve hip pain and improve mobility. This surgical intervention can offer several significant benefits for individuals who suffer from hip pain and mobility issues due to conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or hip fractures. 

Hip replacement or THR surgery, also known as total hip arthroplasty, is a medical procedure that involves replacing a damaged or deteriorated hip joint with an artificial one. In this procedure, a damaged hip joint is replaced with a new artificial joint. The new joint is made of metal, plastic, or ceramic and is designed to mimic the natural movement of the hip.

Why see Orthopedic Surgeon Christopher Copeland, DO for a total hip replacement?

Dr. Copeland is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon who performs total hip replacement surgery. He is affiliated with Family Health West Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, where he has helped many patients regain their mobility and reduce their hip pain. Giving patients back a significant quality of life.

Dr. Copeland takes a patient-centered approach to care, working closely with each patient to understand their unique needs and goals. He uses advanced surgical techniques and technology to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient.

THR is a life-changing procedure for many people. If you are experiencing hip pain and are considering this procedure, make an appointment today to speak with Dr. Copeland and his team at Family Health West Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. With his high skill level and commitment to patient care, you can be confident in your decision to improve your mobility and quality of life.

Here are some additional benefits to a hip replacement:

Pain Relief –  One of the most immediate and notable benefits of hip replacement surgery is pain relief. Many individuals experience chronic and severe hip pain before the surgery, which often limits their ability to perform daily activities and enjoy a good quality of life. After the procedure, patients typically experience a significant reduction in hip pain.

Improved Mobility – Hip pain and joint stiffness can severely limit a person’s ability to move and perform even basic activities like walking, climbing stairs, or getting in and out of a chair. Hip replacement surgery can restore mobility and allow individuals to regain their independence.

Enhanced Quality of Life – With reduced pain and improved mobility, hip replacement surgery can greatly enhance a person’s overall quality of life. It enables them to engage in activities they may have avoided due to pain, leading to increased social and recreational opportunities.

Increased Functionality – Hip replacements can improve hip joint functionality, allowing patients to perform daily tasks more comfortably and efficiently. This includes activities like bending, sitting, and standing, which become less challenging after surgery.

Long-Term Durability – Modern hip implants are designed to be durable and long-lasting. They can provide many years of pain-free mobility, making hip replacement a cost-effective solution for many patients.

Reduced Inflammation – Hip replacement surgery can alleviate inflammation and swelling associated with hip joint conditions. This can contribute to overall better joint health and a reduced risk of further complications.

Better Sleep – Chronic hip pain can disrupt sleep patterns. After a successful hip replacement, individuals often experience improved sleep quality, as pain is no longer keeping them awake at night.

Lower Risk of Falls – Hip fractures due to falls are a significant concern for elderly people. A successful hip replacement can reduce the risk of hip fractures and the associated complications, potentially leading to a longer and more independent life.

Increased Longevity – Hip replacement surgery can potentially add years to your life by improving your overall health, reducing the risk of complications from hip joint conditions, and enhancing your ability to stay active.

Don’t wait, staying in pain and living a limited lifestyle, call the FHW Orthopedics and Sports Medicine clinic today at (970) 858-2705 or visit their website at https://fhw.org/services/orthopedics/ for more information.

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