One of the reasons for the increase in younger patients undergoing hip replacement surgery is because we are seeing the new technologies of artificial joints lasting for longer and longer periods of time.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Christina Khoury, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Valley Orthopedics, has recently seen a significant increase in joint replacement surgeries. Years ago, joint replacements were almost exclusively offered to patients over the age of 70, today these surgeries are performed on younger individuals.
Dr. Khoury states, “One of the reasons for the increase in younger patients undergoing hip replacement surgery is because we are seeing the new technologies of artificial joints lasting for longer and longer periods of time."
In 2009, baby boomers (born between 1946-1964) accounted for more than 40% of the more than 900,000 total knee and total hip replacement surgeries. In 2030, this population is projected to account for almost 1 million total knee replacements alone.
To help patients better determine if a joint replacement is right for them, Dr. Khoury highlights below the signs a joint replacement may be the answer.
Signs a Joint Replacement May Be The Answer:
- Joint pain at night causing you to frequently awake
- Joint pain is limiting daily activities such as climbing stairs, getting out of a chair or bed, and general self-care activities
- Joint pain limits pleasurable activities such as walking & hiking
- Long-term rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Have exhausted all other conservative treatments
Call 623.882.1292 to schedule an appointment and comprehensive exam to determine if a joint replacement is necessary.
About Christina Khoury, MD
Dr. Khoury prides herself on a patient-centered practice placing the patient and his or her needs at the forefront of any orthopaedic care. Education and knowledge about disease conditions is the first step in helping patients decide what treatment modality is best for them. She received her medical school training at Wayne State University in Detroit and her residency training at Henry Ford Health System, and has completed sub-specialty training in Adult Reconstruction/Hip Preservation at the University of Utah. Her advanced training included hip and knee replacement surgeries and hip preserving treatment of femoroacetabular impingement in the young adult. Her clinical practice focuses on primary and revision joint replacement and reconstruction of the hip and knee, with a special interest in hip conditions affecting the young adult patient population. The scope of surgical treatments in her practice includes minimally invasive joint replacement, partial knee replacement, direct anterior hip replacement, surgical dislocation of the hip and debridement of impingement conditions.