Patients consider hip replacement surgery when they experience severe hip pain,have limited mobility that significantly affects daily life, and non-surgical treatments fail.
When scheduling a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon, be prepared to ask questions to help you understand the procedure, potential benefits, and recovery time.
Taking someone with you to your appointment can provide emotional support, help you take notes to remember information, and ask questions on your behalf.
Here are five questions to help you get started:
- What are the potential benefits of total hip replacement surgery for my specific condition?
- What are the potential risks and complications associated with total hip replacement surgery?
- What is the typical recovery process after total hip replacement surgery, and how long does it take to regain full mobility and function?
- What type of anesthesia will be used during the surgery, and what are the associated risks and side effects?
- Are there any alternative treatments or procedures available for my condition that I should consider before opting for total hip replacement surgery?
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