Images in Beth Waters: Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Doing ordinary things like getting in and out of a car or even dressing for work was a real pain for Beth Waters. “I was a 9 on the pain scale before I got my new hip, but today I’m thrilled to say I’m pain free.”

If you are a smoker, it’s important for you to understand that smoking slows recovery and increases the risk of problems. Several weeks prior to surgery, talk with your health care provider if you need help quitting.