Hip Surgery for the Elderly

What Is Hip Surgery for the Elderly?

Hip Surgery May Be Okay for Patients Over 80

Hip replacement surgery patients who are 80 or older are just as good of candidates as those 70 and younger, according to results of a study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

The study shows that patients who were 80 years old at the time of surgery had comparable strength and function in their replaced hips to patients who were 70 years old and younger at the time of surgery.

More than 250,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed in the United States each year. Though nonsurgical treatment methods are always exhausted first, they generally can only treat the symptoms. Therefore, hip replacement surgery is often necessary to treat osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, both of which entail the breakdown of cartilage and bone-on-bone pain.

Those who experience constant hip pain should be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist. For more information or questions, contact Wisconsin Bone and Joint.

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When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.