Hip Replacement in Sonora

Surgery to improve mobility & reduce pain

The hip is one of the most stable joints in the body. However, its function, bearing the body's weight, makes it susceptible to arthritis due to excessive pressure. Pain in the hip may involve injury to cartilage, muscles, tendons or bursae (small fluid-filled sacs that cushion and lubricate joints).

Hip replacement is an option for many people who suffer from arthritis, fractures or other conditions. It's not uncommon to let the discomfort continue for years before opting for replacement surgery. You're not alone. Many people, young and old, suffer from severe hip damage.

You may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery if you have:

  • Pain when you walk or do normal, daily activities
  • Pain while sleeping
  • Stiffness that limits your ability to move or lift your leg
  • Side effects from hip medications
  • Tried anti-inflammatory drugs and they no longer work
  • Tried physical therapy and it no longer helps

Your doctor will help you with your decision to have hip replacement surgery based on your degree of pain, disability and general health.