Hip & Knee Replacement Symptoms

Hip and knee replacements are very effective at improving joints that are damaged by injury or from arthritis. Most joint replacements will last the rest of your life; however, sometimes you might have problems, such as:

  • Wear
  • Loosening
  • Infection
  • Dislocation
These problems can cause the hip to be painful and swollen as well as lose functionality. Hip revision surgery is a procedure to repair these problems that could happen with joint replacement.

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Patient Stories

WHEN A ROUTINE KNEE REPLACEMENT IS ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE

WHEN A ROUTINE KNEE REPLACEMENT IS ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE

Kelly Beck was an active 48-year-old who enjoyed an extremely active lifestyle. So active, in fact, that his normal routine included basketball and racquetball, both three times per week, interspersed with any other sports activity he could find time for, including snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, biking and running. Not surprisingly, his knees eventually wore out, and in 2009 he decided it was time for a double knee replacement.

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST IS BACK ON THE PODIUM AFTER HIP REPLACEMENT

Paul LaStayo, Ph.D., P.T., CHT, is a competitive cyclist, but when his chronic hip pain got so bad, he could no longer compete. That’s when he turned to Dr. Chris Peters at the University Orthopaedic Center, who conducted a total hip replacement surgery. And now, with his pain completely gone, Paul isn’t just back to racing. He’s back on the podium to winning.

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HIS AND HERS KNEE REPLACEMENTS

Vance Bodily was playing horseshoes when he realized he was going to have to have a knee replacement. “I was down at the world senior games in 2012 and I went to pitch a shoe and my knee just went out from under me,” he says. “My knees were just worn out.” He sought treatment at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center and in 2013 had his right knee replaced. In 2014 he went back in for a consultation on getting his left knee replaced as well. This time, though, he didn’t go alone: Shirley, his wife of 59 years came along to discuss her knee problems. “My knees were bone on bone and they were really hurting,” she says.

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