Many people just like you, who have suffered from chronic pain and decreased mobility from years of wear and tear on their hip, are raving about hip replacement surgery. And why, you ask? There are many reasons, including new advances in surgical procedures and long-lasting prosthetic hip replacements.
Dr. Nabil Ebraheim, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at University of Toledo Physicians, LLC, is highly skilled in reconstructive hip surgery and focuses on your specific needs when it comes to putting in your new hip.
Why is hip replacement surgery so successful?
If you are wondering why hip replacement surgery has such a high success rate, consider how you felt before surgery. Like most people, you were probably suffering from constant pain that interfered with your daily life. You likely couldn’t walk long distances or even climb a flight of stairs. You may have even struggled to get out of bed.
In addition, you most likely had to take pain medications, anti-inflammatories, and maybe even had to get steroid injections. And you probably spent a lot of time at doctors’ appointments.
Hip replacement changes all that. You go into surgery with the expectation that you'll have decreased chronic pain, and that’s true. However, you also come out with increased mobility and the ability to do things you weren't able to before. Even through the initial few months of healing after your surgery, Dr. Ebraheim works to get you back on your feet and enjoying life again. That’s why so many people are satisfied.
New advances in hip replacement surgery
Hip reconstructive surgery has come a long way over the years. In the past, it usually required a large incision, which meant a fairly long recovery time. Now, minimally invasive hip surgery is on the rise, meaning you need only several small incisions, instead of a single large one. This helps cut down on your recovery time, and hopefully gets you up and moving around sooner.
Another advancement in hip replacement surgery is the actual prosthetic that replaces your old hip. These prosthetics are now made with either metal or ceramic and can last for 20 years or more. This means that most likely, depending on the age you received your hip replacement, the prosthetic could last the rest of your life.
And the verdict on hip replacements is...
Your satisfaction after surgery can depend on how bad your mobility was beforehand, and how high your expectations were, but the overall satisfaction rate is undeniable.
Some studies show that the satisfaction rate for routine hip replacements is over 89%, and even higher for those who had both hips replaced, as well as those who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis instead of the more common osteoarthritis. This can be attributed to a significant decrease in pain after surgery and the ability to do things you once couldn't manage.
If you’ve been suffering from chronic hip pain and are ready to be another satisfied patient, call us at 419-383-3761 or book an appointment online today. To find out more about the services Dr. Ebraheim offers, please visit his YouTube channel.