Have you found that your hip is giving you trouble? Find it hard to sit or stand, and boy oh boy, is it harder to get out of bed in the morning, especially during colder winter months? You may have arthritis or osteoporosis, or the fallout from an old injury. Millions of people around the world face conditions that reduce range of motion and mobility in their hips. Common treatments range from exercise to hip replacement.
If you’re a baby boomer, chances increase that you may be diagnosed with bone or joint conditions that affect your hip. Hip replacement treatments and procedures are often suggested when damage caused by osteoarthritis or injuries limit your comfort and ability to get around. The procedure or treatment recommended will depend on your specific needs and goals. Hip replacement surgeries these days are minimally invasive procedures.
More common hip resurfacing procedures replace the surface of the hip joint, but remove less bone tissue than traditional hip replacement procedures. This procedure removes less bone and encourages faster healing and recuperation.
Hip resurfacing and replacement procedures in the U.S. are outrageously expensive, often topping out at $60,000! Who can afford that these days? However, you do have options abroad. Accredited and established facilities in India, Turkey, and South Korea top the list of excellent and highly trained orthopedic surgeons experienced in hip procedures.
Don’t hobble around and be in pain just because you don’t have medical insurance or feel you can’t afford hip surgery. Get online and research your options for medical care abroad. You’ll be glad you did.