Disability Tax Credits and Benefits for Hip Replacement

Introduction

Hip replacement or hip replacement surgery, involves removing an unhealthy or damaged hip joint and replacing it with a prosthesis (artificial hip joint). The prosthesis is constructed of metal, plastic and ceramic and consists of a ball and a socket. All the parts used in hip replacement are designed to be compatible with the body. The implants are not rejected by the body and are carefully designed to not wear-and-tear and are erosion resistant.

The most common reasons for hip replacement surgery are joint damage due to arthritis or injury due to an accident, fall etc. Rehabilitation follows the surgical procedure and hip replacement can effectively relieve pain and give back motion, movement and normal functioning of the hip joint.

If you or a family member need to have hip replacement surgery or require assistance regarding hip replacement, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and other benefits offered by the Canadian government.

Causes

Severe arthritis can cause pain and not allow you the range of movement you need to have a daily normal life. A sudden accident might have caused you to require a hip replacement. Some of the major causes of hip replacement include: Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bone tumor, a broken hip and a condition called osteonecrosis, which happens due to insufficient blood going to the ball of the hip.

Symptoms

Hip replacement surgery is usually the last option. Most doctors will recommend other treatments, including pain relief medications, physiotherapy, exercise, and the use of a walker or a cane. Surgery might be required when there is constant, persistent pain, and even pain medications don’t help; you have difficulty going up and down stairs and/or walking with a cane or walker and the pain is severe enough to impair every day activities.

Disability Tax Credits for Hip Replacement

Do you have a severe form of painful arthritis? Have you or a family member recently had an accident causing damage to the hip? HandyTax can help. You might be eligible to apply for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit under more than one category, including, but not limited to, walking and dressing. Don’t suffer in silence. Get the help and relief you need by calling us today.