Before you commit to a risky surgery with a lengthy recovery, extended downtime, and untold expense, first find out if you are a candidate for a natural, minimally invasive procedure that promotes natural healing and accelerated recovery with little risk or downtime.
Most patients need hip replacement surgery because of wear and tear on the joints, usually from arthritis or osteoarthritis. However, if you act early enough on the diagnosis, you may be able to avoid hip replacement surgery with regenerative medicine.
Has your hip been getting progressively worse over time? It may have started out as an occasional pain, maybe when trying to get up, or while working out. Then, it probably began to hurt more and keep you from doing the activities you once loved. This could have escalated over time to a grating or grinding bone-on-bone pain that causes so much distress you are in pain even when sitting or laying down.
Hopefully, you aren’t at the end of that scale just yet, but you don’t want to waste any time in stopping the progressive, degenerative nature of the disease. Early diagnosis and preventative care (i.e. regenerative medicine) are the best moves when it comes to avoiding hip replacement surgery so as not to let the disease progress so far as to limit your options.
Hip replacement surgery is not only painful and expensive (both in the procedure and related expenses, but in missed work and downtime) but has many risks that come with it, including:
- Nerve injury
- Dislocated hip
- Difference in leg lengths
- Infection of the replacement joint
- Blood clots
- And other complications
Unfortunately, a large percentage of patients who undergo joint replacement surgery are still in pain after the surgery. A small portion even needs to undergo a second surgery, a revision surgery.
All in all, if there is a way to avoid hip replacement surgery, if it can be done naturally and without a lifetime of medication, doesn’t that warrant looking into? Well, for many patients, it can be done with regenerative medicine.
These treatments are all-natural and harness the incredible ability of the body to heal itself. Regenerative medicine focuses on giving the injured area (like your hip) a concentration of what it needs to repair or replace damaged cells and tissue, and regenerate healthy, new ones in their place.
There are several regenerative therapies offered at Affinity Integrated Healthcare that may help you avoid hip replacement surgery, and which one(s) may be right for you will be between you and the doctor. We invite you to reach out to schedule your complimentary consultation at your nearest convenience for the best chance at avoiding surgery and experiencing lasting pain relief naturally.