When to Get Total Hip Replacement Surgery. Is It Time Yet?
Total Hip Replacement is a surgery to the hip that is sometimes considered in cases of advanced joint wear. So how do you know when to get Total Hip Replacement Surgery? When is it time to consider this as an option?
When To Get Total Hip Replacement Surgery? – The Question We All Ask
This is an interview, recorded by one of our hippainhelp co-founders, Dr. Alison Grimaldi. She interviews Dr. Patrick Weinrauch, a hip specialist orthopedic surgeon, based in Brisbane, Australia.
This is an interview originally recorded for Dr. Grimaldi’s own website, as a blog post for clinicians. We thank Dr. Grimaldi for granting us permission to bring you the main proportion of this interview to hippianhelp. You can access the full podcast recording here at the Dr. Alison Grimaldi website.
Below is a transcript of most of the interview with relevance to the patient.
When To Get Total Hip Replacement Surgery – The Interview
AG: This interview with Patrick Weinraugh aims to discuss all the considerations underpinning and answer to the common question “is it time yet” from patients considering Total Hip Replacement or resurfacing. We cover key criteria for eligibility for surgery, the 2 main presentations of hip Osteoarthritis which may influence the timing of surgical intervention. And how to recognise the patient who is eligible for surgery based on patient interview, physical examination, and imaging features. Next time a patient asks you “Is it time yet?”, you will be able to give them a well-informed reply with confidence. So let’s get on with the interview. I will run through a bio for our guest. And then we will jump straight into those clinical questions.
This blog was written by Dr Alison Grimaldi and Kirsty McNab, physiotherapists who have over 50 years of combined professional clinical experience, dealing with patients suffering from a wide range of hip and pelvic conditions.
Dr. Alison Grimaldi BPhty, MPhty(Sports), PhD is Practice Principal of Physiotec Physiotherapy, an Australian Sports Physiotherapist and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, author and global educator.
Kirsty McNab BSc Hons, MPhty(Sports), is Practice Principal of Physiologix and a highly experienced Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist having worked extensively with elite athletes, the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, and Tennis Australia.
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