You may know how to throw a little hip into it on the dance floor, and you may even consider yourself to be “hip” characteristically, but having a bad hip, is a whole other deal. If you have a broken hip, a hip with bad ligaments, or one that simply needs to be repaired, then Dr. John Moore may recommend that you get hip replacement surgery. To help you better understand this surgery, we have created a brief article debunking three common myths. Read on to learn more.
Myth #1: They’re Only For Old People
Wearing dentures, using a cane, and having hip replacement surgery may be common characteristics that accompany old age, but that doesn’t mean they only inflict the old. In fact, patients of all ages can have to get a hip surgery done to deal due to things like arthritis or a sports related injury.
Myth #2: It Won’t Feel Natural
Having anything foreign in your body may sound a bit frightening, but it doesn’t have to be that way. One myth about hip replacements is that they won’t feel natural. However, with the advancements of technology and with plenty of healing time, your hip replacement should feel just as natural as your regular hip— but without the discomfort.
Myth #3: You Won’t Be Able to Walk for Weeks After Surgery
Recovery from any surgery— including hip replacement surgery— can be tough and aggressive. However, if you have fallen for the myth that you won’t be able to walk for weeks after surgery, that is so false. In fact, we encourage our patients to get up and walk around just a few hours after surgery— this will help your hip heal properly and will prevent things like scar tissue from building up.
Having hip replacement surgery can seem like a bigger deal than it is. With the right care from Dr. John Moore, you should be able to enjoy your new hip in just a matter of weeks. To learn more about hip replacement surgery or schedule an appointment, contact Dr. John Moore’s office today!