The Promise of Hip Replacement

New-and-improved technology is making total hip replacement a safe and viable alternative for patients who suffer from chronic pain stemming from premature arthritis or hip malformation.

“Hip replacement surgery has come a long way,” Dr. Landon said. “The improvements allow for more precise reconstruction of the hip.”

Time is also a big benefit. Nowadays, patients can recover faster from surgery lasting two hours or less. They are usually up and walking the next day.

via Hip Replacement Gives Soldier a New Lease on Life.