During this procedure, your damaged hip joint is replaced with implants that recreate the ball and socket of a healthy hip. This can reduce pain and restore your hip function.
Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery is used to replace a painful, degenerated hip joint with an artificial hip prosthesis made of metal and plastic. The damaged joint lining is removed and replaced with an artificial implant. The artificial hip replacement restores the normal function of the natural hip joint.
Traditional Hip Replacement Surgery:
Like any joint replacement procedure, total hip replacement surgery will require ample time for recovery, as well as appropriate physical therapy in order to achieve the best results. Hip replacement patients enjoy far less discomfort in the hip joint, better range of motion, and better function once fully healed.
Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery:
Arthritis of the hip joint can be addressed with several different approaches. Depending on the condition of the arthritic joint, body habitus, and local skin conditions, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive direct anterior approach to the hip. This approach to the hip utilizes an interval between two major muscle groups on the anterior aspect of the hip as opposed to detaching muscles from the femur, or thighbone. This may lead to a more rapid recovery, a smaller incision, and decreased risk of dislocation. Intraoperative fluoroscopy is also utilized during this approach, which allows for verification of implant placement as well as leg length during the procedure.
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