A total hip replacement is a major surgery, and therefore deciding to have the surgery done is a major decision. Here are some signs to look for to help you decide if the time is right for hip replacement surgery.
Signs You're Ready For Hip Replacement
- You have hip/groin pain that keeps you awake, or awakens you, at night.
- You have hip pain that limits activities necessary to go about your daily activities (getting up from a chair, climbing stairs, etc.).
- You have hip pain that limits activities that give you pleasure (walking for exercise, traveling, shopping, etc.).
- You have tried other treatments for a reasonable period of time, and you still have persistent hip pain.
There are many other factors you and your doctor must consider prior to surgery, including age, overall health, and bone density, but the list above will give you an idea when you should begin to consider hip replacement surgery.
If you and your doctor decide you should have a new joint, Mercy Total Joint Care Center has a proven approach to hip replacement surgery that has improved the quality of life for hundreds of area residents. From the day the decision is made to replace your hip to your final checkup, you will receive exceptional service and support from our dedicated staff.
Mercy Medical Center does more hip replacement surgeries than any other Siouxland hospital and has attained national recognition for joint replacement procedures.
HealthGrades, the nation's leading source for health care quality information, gives Mercy five stars - the highest rating possible - for knee replacement surgery in 2011. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield named Mercy a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement in 2010. Blue Distinction is a nationwide program that creates an unprecedented level of healthcare transparency for consumers and providers.
The recognition from HealthGrades and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield gives our patients the assurance that the care they will receive at Mercy's Total Joint Care Center is exceptional. We are proud to provide this level of care to our community and we are here to help you achieve your goals of improved health and mobility.
For more information about the Total Joint Care Center at Mercy, call: 712-279-2231 or 1-800-352-3559 ext. 2231.