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Hip Fusion

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Hip Fusion

What is Hip Fusion?

Hip fusion involves the permanent bonding of the thigh bone to the pelvis. This is achieved with screws that lock the hip in its place.

Also Known As:

  • Hip surgery
  • Hip joint fusion
  • Hip arthrodesis

Conditions Treated with Hip Fusion:

Hip fusion is utilized to treat conditions such as hip injury, hip pain, chronic sepsis and arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the hip.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Hip Fusion:

Non-surgical alternatives to hip fusion include pain medication, physical therapy, strength training and anti-inflammatory medications. Some patients find relief from losing weight or wearing a hip brace. A surgical alternative to hip fusion is total hip replacement.

Anesthesia with Hip Fusion:

Hip fusion is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Hip Fusion:

Possible risks following hip fusion include bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. In some cases, the bones fail to grow together, and some patients find that they experience reduced mobility following the procedure.

Prognosis after Hip Fusion:

The prognosis for a positive end result following hip fusion is excellent. In most cases, patients experience relief from joint pain.

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