Each individual contemplating hip replacement should review alternativdes with his or her physician to determine possible options. Some alternatives to hip replacement include:
Often pain can be controlled with medication adequately enough to provide comfort with the person's present activity level. If this is the situation, and the hip range of motion is functional, the decision to wait on surgery may be reasonable.
Alignment problems of the hip, called developmental hip dysplasia, can occur. A femoral osteotomy may be indicated if the hip weightbearing area can be broadened for a better fit. This consists of cutting the
Arthrodesis relieves pain by fusing the head of the femur head to the