For many people who are affected by persistent hip pain or limited mobility, hip replacement surgery can
be a life-changing experience.
Hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is a common surgical procedure to replace a damaged, or worn out hip joint with a prosthetic implant. Not all patients will require a total replacement, others may only need a hemi or half replacement.
Of course, there are various reasons why someone would consult a joint specialist, like AOC’s Dr.
Granberry, about hip replacement surgery. Typically, surgery may be an option after a hip injury (fracture/
break) or severe pain due to arthritis.
Signs it may be time to consult a joint specialist:
– Hip pain while walking, sitting or using stairs
– Hip pain that keeps you awake at night
– Swelling or stiffness in the hip joint
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, know that AOC’s team of joint specialists, Michael
Granberry, M.D. and Matthew Barber, M.D., have the training and experience to provide individual care
that best suits each patient.