Re: Are hip replacements safe?
They are safe, but you need to really investigate your options. I recently had my hip done and I really did some investigating. I ran across this website called " http://www.newhipnews.com" It was about the Anterior Approach to total hip replacement. After researching this and visited a surgeon that performed this procedure, I decided this made total sense.
This is a approach that uses a fairly small incision, but does not cut down muscles. The surgeon goes through an interval through the front of the hip. I went forward with this approach and I was up walking without any pain in 3 days. I was placed on this gigantic looking table that allowed the surgeon to get access at my femur through one incision. The surgeon used C-Arm throughout the case so he could properly place my implants and make sure my leg lengths were accurate. My friends have all had mini incision or traditional approaches and let me tell you I was way ahead of the game.. I went through a few days of PT just to make myself feel more confident, but I was out exercising / playing golf within 10 days.... This is the only way I would have my other hip done when I need to.. Not sure where all the surgeons are, but you can find them on that website. This is where I found my surgeon..