If you have pain in your lower back and a bad hip, you are not a lucky one. Jesus Christ, the pain. Oof. Regardless, a brilliant new study into the matter seems to indicate that, if you get hip replacement surgery, you cans solve both of these problems at the same time.
Scientists affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City decided to focus on about 500 patients that had hip replacement surgery, then followed up with a survey one year after the patients had the surgery.
More than 40% of the patients said that they have pain in their lower back before they had hip surgery. Out of those, about 82% of them reported that the pain had gone away after they got a hip replacement. This is an incredibly result and it goes to show how complicated of a machine the human body is.
Nothing to Squeak at
Dr. Jonathan Vigdorchik, a hip and knee surgeon working at the hospital, stated in a recent interview that he was surprised by how efficient hip replacement surgery is when it comes to stopping lower back pain. According to Vigdorchik, experts in his field have looked into the connection between pain in the back and hip surgery for years on end.
Hip Replacements Are Actually Cool
But before we move on, what exactly is a hip replacement? Well, as the name suggests, it is a surgery that replaces a damaged hip joint with an artificial joint. It is usually a successful surgery, as about 95% of patients get a relief in their pain. This data has been provided by the Hospital for Special Surgery.
According to Dr. Craig Della Valle, who is a professor of orthopedic surgery that works at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, hip replacements are one of the most efficient things in modern medicine. Dr. Della Valle did not participate in the study.