Hip replacement surgery is traditionally seen as a procedure for older people, but anyone of any age can suffer from hip pain, and if hip pain is interfering with your daily activities then you should see your doctor.
Who is a candidate for hip replacement surgery?
Anyone could be a candidate for a hip replacement, if they have joint problems. From young mothers to athletes, hip pain doesn’t discriminate and if you are struggling with pain in your hip joints, hip surgery can help you to make a return to your previous form.
Even classically trained dancer Craig Revel Horwood underwent hip surgery aged 48, returning to his position as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing within a week (although usually surgeons recommend a recovery period of at least four weeks, and 38-year-old dancer Angela Towler, of the Rambert Dance Company, had a hip replacement in 2013 and was back on stage later that year.
When does hip pain become serious?
When it starts to interfere with your ability to carry out normal, everyday activities, hip pain is a problem that you should consult your doctor about. Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Manoj Sikand, who performs hip surgery in Birmingham, suggests the following indicators that might prompt you to book an appointment with your GP:
- Hip pain that prevents you from sleeping
- Difficulty going up and down stairs due to hip pain
- Pain medication having little effect
- Trouble moving from sitting to standing
What sorts of hip surgery are available?
Mr Sikand offers the following types of hip surgery in Birmingham:
- Total hip replacement
- Hip resurfacing – this is often suitable for younger, more active patients
- Minimally invasive hip replacement
- Revision hip replacement
- Surgical treatment for arthritis
- Sports injury treatment
For more information or to book a consultation for hip surgery in Birmingham, please contact us.