Hip pain can decrease quality of life significantly. In this WLTX interview, Dr. Randy Beard of Lexington Orthopaedics, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talks about total hip replacement surgery and how it helps patients return to their normal routine.
Notes from the Doctor:
The most common problem Dr. Beard sees is arthritis in the hips, as cartilage in the hip joint wears out over time, either with age or from trauma. At first, physical therapy, injections and weight loss may help. Another option is total hip replacement. Anterior hip replacement can be used for a younger patient who wants to be back to work, school or sports faster.