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Your Guide to a Total Hip Replacement

May 15, 2019

From the U.S. News & World Report website

Ouida Dickey, 90, likes to stay active. “I don’t sit home in the rocking chair,” says Dickey, a retired college professor and former academic dean at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. But after retiring she found “great pain” in her hips from osteoporosis was making it hard to walk and putting a damper on life. In 2011, after weighing her options, she had a total right hip replacement.

When your bad hip – from a medical condition, trauma or the wear and tear of aging – is threatening to bring on constant pain and disability, hip replacement may be on your radar. “You don’t have to be totally incapacitated to need a hip replacement,” says Dr. Mark Zawadsky, an orthopedic surgeon at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. “If you’re not happy with your level of functioning, that’s a good time to start thinking about getting a hip replacement.”

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