The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. If medications, changes in your everyday activities and the use of walking aids are not helpful in relieving your pain and increasing your mobility, you may want to consider hip replacement surgery at Skagit Valley Hospital. By replacing your diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, hip replacement surgery can relieve your pain, increase motion and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.
Since the first the first hip replacement surgery in 1960, improvements in joint replacement surgical techniques and technology have greatly increased the effectiveness of total hip replacement. Today, more than 193,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States – and in 2008, more than 180 of those were performed at Skagit Valley Hospital.
With evolving research and technology there are now several options for hip replacement surgery. Minimally invasive hip replacement is now possible for many patients and various types of materials are available for orthopedic surgeons to use for joint replacements. Your orthopedic surgeon will decide with you the best kind of surgery and materials to use for your hip replacement.