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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Who gets hip replacement surgery?

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  • Dr Sarah O’Reilly-Harbidge is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Hip and Knee surgery as well as Orthopaedic Oncology who consults and operates … View Profile

    Surgery is only recommended for patients who have hip pain so severe it interferes with their ability to perform daily tasks or sleep. Your mobility might be severely impaired and your ability to live independently or have a social life is affected. Many people are good candidates for this surgery, no matter their age. But you will have to be healthy enough to undergo the surgery and the recovery process afterwards. Furthermore, being overweight can cause problems with recovery and increase the risk of complications, so you might be requested to lose some weight. Patients are assessed individually, and your orthopaedic surgeon will look at your condition, medical history and more to determine whether surgery is right and safe for you.

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