Hip Replacement Directory
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which a hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. This may be recommended due to arthritis or a hip fracture. Both standard and minimally invasive procedures are available. After a brief hospital stay, physical therapy can help you learn to use your new joint. This therapy may continue for weeks or months. Total recovery time may take up to a year, and your doctor will explain what activities will help or hinder your recovery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about hip replacement surgery, how it is performed, what to expect during recovery, and much more.
Hip Replacement Surgery: Is It Time?
If you're considering hip replacement surgery, here are some things that can help you decide if it's right for you.
Arthritis and Hip Replacement Surgery
Arthritis often gets so bad that a hip becomes severely arthritic and needs to be replaced. Learn more from WebMD about hip replacement surgery, include risks and recovery.
Preparing for Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement has become a common and safe surgery. Use these tips to speed your recovery after surgery and help assure a successful result.
Hip Protectors for Those With Osteoporosis
The FDA has approved hip protector garments for the prevention of hip fractures in elderly persons with known osteoporosis.
Is Less-Invasive Hip Replacement Best for You?
Finding the right surgeon and asking the right questions can help determine if minimally invasive hip replacement is right for you.
Joint Replacement: Risks vs. Benefits
Find out the pros and cons of surgery to replace a painful hip or knee joint.
Tour de France Champ Faces Hip Surgery
Doctors explain why osteonecrosis is leading to hip replacement surgery for cyclist Floyd Landis.
Artificial Joints on the Rise
The rates of knee and hip replacements are rising rapidly as more women and men seek a new lease on active living.