Total Hip Replacement: A Patient’s Story

Hip conditions can interfere with daily activities and quality of life. Sometimes, pain or discomfort  persists even when an individual is at rest – and in some cases, pain may be present in areas other than hip, such as the back or groin. Hip replacement surgery is a treatment option for patients with severe hip pain or conditions not relieved by medications, walking aids, physical therapy and other non-surgical methods. The most common procedure is known as total hip replacement.

In the following video, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics patient Bob Reynolds shares his experience with diagnosing his hip problem – avascular necrosis – and getting it treated with total hip replacement surgery performed by Dr. Scott Wingerter.

Patients with other hip conditions may find the following information helpful:


The medical information contained in the Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of orthopedic conditions. This information should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan. As each patient may have specific symptoms or associated problems, the treatment regimen for a specific patient may not be the proper treatment for another.

Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. We believe the information presented on our website will be helpful for those individuals experiencing hip diseases, orthopedic injuries, or other related problems. However, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your family physician. You are encouraged to consult with your physician to discuss any course of treatment presented or suggested.