Hip Replacement and Social Security DisabilityHip Replacement Social Security Disability Benefits

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure that is performed when a patient’s natural hip is unable to function properly or without debilitating pain. Hip replacement, or total hip arthroplasty, is usually very effective at eliminating pain in the hip and restoring a healthy range of motion. However, hip replacement has several complications that can affect a patient’s quality of life. This procedure is most often performed on adults over age 60, but younger patients with disease or injury of the hip may benefit from a replacement as well.

Why Hip Replacement is Debilitating

Although a hip replacement is used to improve health, the procedure has risks that can impede a person’s ability to perform certain activities. If the procedure is not entirely successful, it can have disabling effects and may cause more problems than it solves. Here are a few of the issues that can arise after surgery and reasons why hip replacement is on the Social Security Administration’s list of disabling conditions:

  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Dislocation
  • Joint loosening
  • Artificial hip breakage
  • Changes in leg length
  • Joint stiffening

Causes of Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery may be recommended for patients with severe osteoarthritis of the hip joint, or for patients who experience chronic pain that cannot be minimized with medication or other therapies. People with loss of motion, hip joint deformity, bone tumor, bone loss, hip injury, or rheumatoid arthritis may also benefit from a hip replacement.

Hip Replacement Treatments

When a hip replacement surgery does not result in the positive effects it was intended to produce, a second hip replacement is sometimes necessary. Exercise, medication, rest, and restricted movement may help hip replacement complications improve.

If you are dealing with the disabling effects of a hip replacement, our experienced Social Security disability lawyers can help you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. For more information, schedule a free case review at The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers. Please contact a disability attorney at the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today.

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