Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, injury, bone tumors and other conditions may lead to the breakdown of the hip joint and the need for hip replacement surgery. If your hip pain is interfering with your everyday life, it may be time to consider hip replacement. We can help you get back into Forward Motion and doing the things you love like walking the dog, playing golf, gardening, or playing with the kids.
To ensure the best patient care, we use a team approach. You, your surgeon, nurses, aides, therapists, care manager, and discharge planner communicate on a daily basis. This communication helps guide your care plan and discharge needs. You and your team will review your needs, preferences, and insurance coverage to offer the best possible solution for you. You and your loved ones are also a big part of your care team, and your input is critical to the success of your recovery.
Patients can prepare for surgery by attending a pre-operative education class that discusses what to expect before, during, and after surgery. There is also a printed patient guide that gives additional information about preparation through recovery.
Our surgeons are some of the most talented in the area and use less invasive approaches to spare surrounding muscle and provide a quicker recovery after surgery. Your surgeon will decide what the best method will be based on your condition.
For more information about hip replacement surgery at Duke Regional Hospital, visit dukeregional.org/forwardmotion.