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When to Consider Knee Replacement Surgery

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We hope you're able to walk, run and dance through your entire life with your healthy natural joints. But if you find that your hips have become arthritic and painful over time, hip replacement might be for you. Hips and several other joints are now replaceable through advanced technology, and leading-edge surgical techniques offered right here in Central Florida.

Our orthopedic experts offer advanced hip replacement options that put your whole health first. And now, through our partnership with Rothman Orthopaedics, you can access the most innovative and leading-edge orthopedic care, from joint replacement procedures that get you back on your feet faster to innovative osteoporosis care and beyond. Read more about what this powerful partnership means for you and your loved ones.

Who Needs Hip Replacement Surgery

People who are over 65 years old who've exhausted all other forms of treatment, maintained active lifestyles and have chronic pain even while sitting or asleep are the prime candidates for hip replacement surgery. Rest pain or chronic pain experienced even when the body is in a state of rest is the primary reason for the surgery after all other treatments have been exhausted.

Other forms of treatment will generally include some or all of the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Cortisone injections

After these conservative treatments have been tried and chronic pain still exists from arthritic hips, it may be time to consider a total hip replacement procedure.

When considering total hip replacements, patients who are overweight, tobacco smokers or people with diabetes should proceed with caution and under direct consultation with their surgeon to minimize the increased risk associated with these conditions.

What to Expect Before and After Hip Replacement Surgery

Once all other treatment forms have been ruled out, and surgery is the last option for dealing with your chronic pain, you'll need to get clearance from your primary care provider. Once your general practitioner has cleared you, the next step is to have the surgery, which may require general anesthesia, depending on your surgeon.

Your surgery is generally a one-day inpatient procedure where our team uses advanced techniques to provide you the best care. However, an outpatient procedure could be considered, depending on each individual patient. Some of the advanced techniques include robotic-assisted surgery and the minimally invasive direct anterior approach.

During hip replacement surgery, we use modular prosthetics best fit to your body to leave you feeling like the hip has always been yours.

Our surgeons' goals for the replacement process are to provide you with improved healing, recovery time and long-term pain-free hip. The surgery typically lasts between one and two hours, with an additional two hours for prep and recovery in the operating room.

Transforming Orthopedic Care, Right Here in Central Florida

If you've talked with your doctor and a hip replacement is necessary, you can rest assured that some of the best orthopedic care in the country is close to home. We're joining forces with Rothman Orthopaedics, a national leader in orthopedics, to pioneer research and innovation in orthopedic care right here in our community.

For you, this partnership means you'll have access to the best and brightest orthopedic providers, leading-edge procedures backed by years of research and clinical trials and, as always, care that considers your whole-person health from your AdventHealth team.

Together with Rothman Orthopaedics, we're transforming orthopedics with providers who have your back — and your hips, hands, wrists, knees, shoulders, elbows, feet and ankles. Learn more about what this powerful partnership means for you and your loved ones.

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