A hip fracture can be quite a debilitating injury. It may leave you bedridden and dependent on others for most activities of daily living. A higher risk for developing a hip fracture occurs in the following categories:
Joint replacement surgery can be frightening. If you are facing joint replacement surgery—perhaps hip or knee replacement—you may be asking yourself some of these questions: How painful will it be? How long will recovery take? Will I truly regain mobility after surgery? What will my life be like after surgery?
Hip replacement surgery, also known as anthroplasty, affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. During a hip replacement surgery, the diseased or injured portion of the hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial part.