What Should I Expect When Undergoing a Total Hip Replacement?

Hip pain can severely disrupt your life and mobility. It can cause poor sleep, constant pain, reduced mobility and activity, and ultimately reduce your quality of life. If persistent hip pain is affecting your life and you’ve been diagnosed with a joint condition such as osteoarthritis, you may be a candidate for Total Hip Replacement surgery at Clearpoint Health Network in Ontario or Calgary, Canada.


What is a Total Hip Replacement surgery and how will it help my symptoms?

Most patients who qualify for a Total Hip Replacement have been told by their doctor that they have worn or damaged hip joints, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Patients commonly complain of pain prior to surgery, and many patients find that immediately after surgery their “bone pain” is gone.  At Clearpoint Health Network, we utilize the Direct Anterior Approach when performing Total Hip Replacement surgery, which is less invasive and offers a quicker initial recovery. This allows patients to resume their daily activities more quickly.

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What happens during Total Hip Replacement surgery?

Our surgeons use Zimmer Biomet implants. Using pre-surgical x-rays, they are able to size the joint and provide patients with the components that best replicate your hip. We utilize the latest intraoperative surgical navigation technology during surgery. For example, an innovative technology we use is the Intellijoint HIP, which is a surgeon-controlled tool that provides real time, intraoperative measurements for fast, easy, and accurate implant alignment for cup position, leg length, and offset.


I’m Interested in Undergoing a Total Hip Replacement. How Can I Get Started?

At Clearpoint Health Network, all patients must complete a Pre-Surgical Patient Questionnaire prior to their surgical consultation to provide our medical team with your basic medical history. Our team also requires your most recent x-rays and diagnostics for review before your consultation with one of our surgeons. For more information about obtaining diagnostics and preparing for your surgical consultation, click here. Your surgical consultation can often be arranged within a week of providing your medical documents.

If your diagnostics and medical history confirm that you’re a candidate for Total Hip Replacement surgery, our team will request a History and Physical, along with bloodwork and ECG from your family doctor prior to your surgery. Once you choose to book the procedure, your surgery can typically be booked within a month.


How long does it take to recovery after a Total Hip Replacement surgery?

The amount of recovery time required after a Total Hip Replacement varies by patient. Most patients can expect to be up and walking the day of their surgery, although they will want to use an assistive device for walking, move slowly, and allow for plenty of rest. Most patients can typically resume their daily activities within 2 to 4 months. Patients who enjoy specialty sports or have an active lifestyle can expect to resume those activities within 6 months.

How should I prepare for Total Hip Replacement surgery?

To prepare for your surgery, you will be encouraged to keep moving as much as possible. Physiotherapy, such as Pre-Hab physi, can be helpful for some patients. At Clearpoint Health Network, our patient coordinator will provide each patient with a Patient Information Booklet. This booklet outlines pre-surgical exercises that you can perform, which will prepare you for the best possible outcome following your surgery.

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Learn More About Private Hip Replacement Surgery at Clearpoint Health Network

You don’t have to live in pain while waiting for surgery. Private hip replacement surgery in Toronto and Calgary can restore your mobility and eliminate your joint pain.

Clearpoint Health Network offers private healthcare in Canada at our private clinics. Our surgical centres in Toronto and Calgary offer Canadians access to private hip replacement surgeryshoulder replacement surgeryknee replacement surgeryelbow replacement surgery, and other private joint surgeries.

Clearpoint Health Network dramatically reduces wait times for surgery and offers Canadians an alternative option to take control of their health. Our board-certified surgeons and accredited facilities will work to ensure you experience a positive outcome from your procedure, so you can return to your normal life. Explore our full range of procedures and learn more about our five licensed surgical centres across Canada. If private healthcare from Clearpoint Health Network may be the right choice for your healthcare needs, contact us today to arrange a consultation.

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