Hip pain and reduction of hip mobility comes about most often from arthritis in its various forms: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis. Hip replacement surgery with West Idaho Orthopedics may be the right choice if your everyday activities are limited because of hip pain and stiffness, if anti-inflammatory drugs don’t provide much relief and if the pain continues even when you’re resting.
Modern orthopedic medicine has produced a new technique for hip replacement called hip resurfacing. This procedure is different from traditional hip replacement in that the femoral head is not removed, but instead capped with a metal covering, which may allow for a more normal walking pattern and range of motion. The bone and cartilage within the socket is treated as it would be in a traditional hip replacement procedure.