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About Hip Replacement Surgery

If you have hip pain due to arthritis or injury, the pain associated with those conditions can make performing simple activities such as walking or getting out of a chair extremely difficult. When treatments such as lifestyle adjustments, physical therapy, medications and the use of walking aids are no longer helpful in providing relief, hip replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain and improve your function. At UT Health Austin, our orthopedic hip surgeons understand that hip replacement surgery can sound daunting. We will work with you on developing a customized treatment plan with your goals in mind and with a team of physicians and providers specific to your needs who are here to help you every step of the way, before hip replacement surgery and throughout the entire recovery process.

Hip Replacement Treatment at UT Health Austin

Upon evaluation of your hip, your surgeon will review the results with you and discuss whether hip replacement surgery is the best method to relieve your pain and improve your function. Your care team will walk you through the risks and benefits as well as what to expect for the procedure and recovery process. An important factor in deciding whether to have total hip replacement surgery is understanding the realities and outcomes. Most patients who have hip replacement surgery experience a reduction in hip pain and improvement in their mobility and function. With appropriate activity modification and a recovery plan developed by you and your care team, hip replacements can last for decades.

About the Musculoskeletal Institute

The Musculoskeletal Institute at UT Health Austin works to improve the overall health of every patient. Whether you are suffering from chronic joint pain or an injury, our doctor-led care teams work to find treatment goals to fit your lifestyle. We understand that improving your quality of life is important to you, which is why our team will work with you to personalize your treatment plan. For some patients, your goal may be to set a personal record when you run your next marathon. For others, it may be to comfortably play with your grandkids at the park. Whatever your goals, we’ll work with you to achieve them.