If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, everyday activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. You may even feel uncomfortable while resting.

If medications, changes in your everyday activities, and walking aids such as a cane are not helpful, you may want to consider hip replacement surgery. By replacing your damaged hip joint with an artificial joint, hip replacement surgery can relieve your pain and help you get back to enjoying everyday activities.

A large majority of patients who undergo total hip replacement range from 60 to 80 years of age, but we evaluate patients individually. Final recommendations for surgery are based on a patient’s pain and disability, not age.

Symptoms leading to a hip replacement decision include:

  • Suffering from severe hip pain that limits regular everyday activities, including walking, getting in and out of chairs, and going up and downstairs
  • When resting during the day or night, you are experiencing moderate or severe pain
  • You experience chronic joint inflammation and swelling that doesn’t improve with rest, medications, or other treatments
  • You have severe hip stiffness—an inability to stand up straight while remaining pain-free, or you are extremely slow getting up to move
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have failed to provide pain relief
  • Treatments such as cortisone injections, physical therapy, or other surgeries have been unable to substantially improve pain and discomfort

Guide to Hip Pain Relief & Treatment Options

Hip Flexor Strain

What Are Hip Dislocations?

Hip-Spine Syndrome: It’s Complicated (and Often Overlooked)

7 Best Hip Flexor Stretches

Overview of Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Symptoms and causes of weak hip flexors and how to treat them

Hip Pain: Causes and Treatment

Exercises and Stretches for Hip Pain

Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide