We are glad you have chosen the Nash Joint Replacement Center to care for your hip. Patients have asked many questions about total hip replacement. Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions along with their answers. If there are any other questions that you need answered, please ask your surgeon or call the Total Joint Care Coordinator at 252-962-8433. We want you to be completely informed about this procedure
What is osteoarthritis and why does my hip or knee hurt?
What is a total joint replacement?
What are the results of total joint replacement?
When should I have this type of surgery?
Am I too old for this surgery?
How long will my new joint last?
Why might I require a revision?
What are the possible complications associated with joint replacement?
Should I exercise before the surgery?
How long will I be in the hospital?
What if I live alone?
Will I need a walker, crutches, or cane?
Will I need any other equipment?
Where will I go after discharge from the hospital?
Will I need physical therapy when I go home?
How long until I can drive and get back to normal?
When will I be able to get back to work?
Are there any permanent restrictions following this surgery?
What physical/recreational activities may I participate in after my surgery?
Will I notice anything different about my hip or knee?