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What is a Total Hip Replacement?

Total Hip Replacement: A Clear Overview
A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure. Any diseased bone and cartilage within the hip area will be replaced with an artificial material. It is known as a prosthetic implant or hip prosthesis. If you are trying to determine if a total hip replacement will add quality to your life, you may appreciate having more information about the actual procedure to make an assessment of the benefits it may offer you. Many people choose to have this done for various medical reasons. Include the following reasons;

* the hip has been damaged by arthritis
* a fracture to the hip
* damaged areas in the hip joint
* pain with walking
* trouble getting in or out of a chair
* a disease that may have caused bones to die within the joints
* if the hip joint has been broken down from a tumor
* other medical issues

There are a number of medical reasons for having this surgical procedure done. It ought to be noted that there may be alternatives for treating some of the above medical issues.

The Benefits: A Surgical Procedure
There are many individuals who claim that they were able to reclaim their own life after having this medical procedure performed on their hip. Any person who has experienced joint pain understands how it can reduce their quality of life. Joint replacement is beneficial to those who are impacted in a negative way due to the pain and immobility. Grand improvements in quality of life is the biggest benefit of this procedure. The following are a few of the advantages and benefits of the complete hip replacement:

* often there is reduced post-operative pain associated with it
* the major muscles experience less damage
* a quicker recovery time
* overall higher range of movement
* a short stay in a medical facility
* resuming your everyday activities with ease after an exercise program
* reduction in daily pain

About Recovery Time
Most patients have the ability to walk on the same day that the surgery was performed. Some may not walk until the day after their procedure. It tends to vary in terms of additional medical issues. The medical professionals often have a care plan in place for patients and their customized medical needs. Many people are able to get back to their normal routines within three weeks after their surgery. Most people can enjoy a successful recovery when they follow all medical advice and if they were already in good health. It might take a few months to fully recover because any type of surgery can be viewed as major surgery. It ought to be noted that 95 percent of people who have had this surgery experience successful outcomes. It the implant wears out years down the road, it is possible to replace it with a new one.

Making an Informed Decision
Any type of surgery is going to require education, information, recommendations and good timing. If you would like the full benefits of this replacement of the hip, it is best not to put off making the decision for long periods of time because your pain may get worse. Your physician comes with knowledge, experience and much training in this specialty area. Following the guidance and recommendations of trained medical professionals will offer many advantages.

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To schedule an appointment with one our specialists, contact our scheduling department at 972-250-5700 or request an appointment online.

POSMC is a full-service medical facility specializing in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries. The practice is led by a group of 12 board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. Contact us today!

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COVID-19 Update

Updated March 26, 2020

Plano Orthopedic, in unison with the CDC and other governmental agencies is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care while supporting social distancing and protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our patients, employees and their families is our highest priority.

Office Schedule

Our office is open and operating on a limited schedule to provide in-person critical care to our patients. Currently, we are transitioning our non-critical, in-person appointments to a telehealth platform for immediate care or scheduling appointments to a future date.

Telehealth Visits

Telehealth visits allow a patient to be cared for by our physicians and providers through video and audio technology.  You will then receive a link that you can utilize from either a computer (with video and audio capability), smart devices, or tablet.

Elective Surgeries

In accordance with governmental recommendations, all elective surgical procedures will be postponed until April 22nd. We are in the process of contacting our patients to reschedule for a later date.

Patients with urgent needs, may be scheduled sooner, but only after consultation with their provider. Please anticipate a call from our clinical teams.

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For those patients with urgent needs, we are asking you NOT to present yourself in our office if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Please contact us to reschedule your appointment. We will also be screening all patients upon entry and are asking that patients over age 18 do not bring a visitor with them. Please also wash your hands upon entering and exiting our facility and practice social distancing in the lobby.

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We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to protect our patients and staff. We hope you are confident in Plano Orthopedics as we expand our health and safety measures during this time, while continuing to provide care to our patients.

The COVID-19 situation is fluid and we will be updating this page as the situation continues to evolve.

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