Having hip replacement surgery is a life-changing event. Knowing that post-surgical pain will be successfully managed during your recovery can help ease surgery anxiety.
When it comes to hip replacement surgery, there are a few different approaches that surgeons utilize. Access to the hip joint can be gained posteriorly (back), laterally (side), anteriorly (front), and anteriorly (through the bikini incision).
Same-day surgeries have continued to rise over the last decade, and for good reason. Same-day hip replacement surgery, or “rapid-recovery hip replacement”, is a minimally invasive hip surgery that allows the patient to return home on the day of surgery.
Roughly 3 million Americans have hip replacement surgery each year with women needing it more frequently than men. Over the last few decades, surgical techniques in hip replacement have come a long way.
Medical technology, technique, and pain management advancements have allowed patients to have outpatient knee replacement surgery. Outpatient knee replacement surgery, also called “rapid recovery knee replacement,”