Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a hip replacement?
2. Who should have hip replacement surgery?
3. What are the alternatives to total hip replacement?
4. What are the total hip components made of?
5. When is cement used for total hip replacement?
6. What happens after the surgery? What are dislocation precautions?
7. How long is the recovery?
8. When can I return to activities like showering or driving a car?
9. What are the possible complications of surgery?
10. What can I do to prepare for surgery?
11. What types of activities can I resume after total hip replacement surgery?
12. When is revision surgery necessary?
13. What new technologies and developments are on the horizon?
14. Where can I get more general information on total hip replacement surgery?

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