In some cases, Dr. Rogerson may prescribe corticosteroids, such as prednisone or cortisone, if NSAIDs do not relieve pain. Please note, however, that all medications have risks and should only be taken under the direction of Dr. Rogerson.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, may help temporarily treat inflammation and pain in the hip joint. Please note, however, that all medications have risks and should only be taken under the direction of Dr. Rogerson.
An exercise program may be prescribed to strengthen the muscles in the hip joint and in many cases improve positioning of the hip and relieve pain.
Who is a Candidate for Total Hip Replacement?
There are no absolute age or weight restrictions for total hip replacements.
Recommendations for surgery are based on a patient's pain and disability, not age. However, most patients who undergo total hip replacement are age 65 to 80 and suffering from degenerative arthritis. Dr. Rogerson evaluates each of his patients individually.