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Total Hip Replacement in Jackson, WY

Experienced Surgeons You Can Trust

At St. John’s Health, we understand that total hip replacement surgery can seem intimidating. Rest assured that our team will guide you through every stage of the procedure and create a treatment plan customized to your specific needs.

A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or diseased hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. The procedure is typically recommended for individuals who have severe hip pain and stiffness that limits their daily activities and are not responding to conservative treatments, such as medication and physical therapy.

When to Consider Hip Surgery

Like other joint replacement procedures, total hip replacement should only be considered as a last resort treatment for joint pain.

You may be a candidate for a total hip replacement if you meet the following criteria:

  • You experience severe hip pain that cannot be managed with non-surgical treatments such as medications, physical therapy, or injections.
  • Your hip pain significantly limits movement and mobility, making it difficult to perform daily activities like walking or climbing stairs.

Benefits of Hip Replacement

The main advantage of a total hip replacement is substantial pain relief. Most individuals who undergo this procedure notice a significant decrease in hip pain. Additionally, hip replacement can improve mobility and function, ultimately enhancing their overall quality of life. Those suffering from hip pain often have trouble with balance and are more prone to falls. A successful hip replacement can improve stability and lessen the risk of falling. Along with physical benefits, patients often report improved sleep, as they are not kept awake by constant pain.

Hip replacement surgery is a long-term solution for hip pain and can last for twenty years or more, depending on the type of implant used and the individual's activity level.

Hip Replacement Recovery

Even with our advanced technology, hip replacement is an intensive surgery that will take time to recover.

Physical therapy will usually begin in the hospital and continue for several weeks after discharge to help you adjust to your new hip and regain your range of motion. Patients may need crutches, a cane, or a walker for a few weeks after the surgery to help support and stabilize their new hip. After several weeks, you should have significantly improved mobility and reduced pain.

For more information, contact the Joint & Spine Center at 307.739.6199.

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