Total hip replacement surgery has been called one of the most successful and life-enhancing surgical procedures.1 Without hip replacement surgery, patients often have to cope with constant pain and a limited ability to walk or be active. This limit on activity often leads to other health complications and problems, such as weight gain, diabetes and general decline of health.
22.7 million U.S. adults, or about 10% of all U.S. adults, have arthritis-attributable activity limitations.2 Musculoskeletal diseases are the second greatest cause of disability in all regions of the world.3
The ability to replace the hip joint offers significant patient benefits, including pain relief and return to mobility.
The decision to receive a hip replacement is one that a patient makes in conjunction with a surgeon based on the patient’s needs, the options available, and the benefits and risks of each of those options.
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Retrieved from: http://newsroom.aaos.org/media-resources/Press-releases/congress-urges-c...
- CDC MMWR: Prevalence of Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitation – United States, 2010 – 2012. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6244a1.htm?s_cid=mm6244a1_w
- United States Bone and Joint Initiative, Musculoskeletal Conditions Second Greatest Cause of Disability. Retrieved from: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/musculoskeletal-conditions-secon...