Symptoms & Causes of Needed a Joint Replacement
Extreme pain and stiffness are the main symptoms of a hip that needs to be replaced or repaired. When everyday activities like walking, climbing stairs, or dressing become too difficult because of pain, your primary or orthopedic doctor may recommend replacement surgery. One of the most common reasons for a joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a disease that damages the cartilage that helps joints move smoothly. When that cartilage breaks down, the bones in the joint begin to rub against each other. This can lead to pain and stiffness.
Conservative Treatment for Hip Osteoarthritis
In this brief video, Dr. Bryan Jarvis discusses discusses conservative treatment options for hip osteoarthritis.
What is Hip Replacement?
In this brief video, Dr. Bryan Jarvis discusses hip replacement and the different approaches for this type of surgery.