Hip Replacement Surgery
What to Expect with Hip Replacement Surgery
With today’s active lifestyles and enjoyment of longer life spans, more individuals are experiencing chronic hip pain. As a result, hip replacements are becoming increasingly common. While hip pain is often the result of osteoarthritis, due to the wear and tear of aging, it is not uncommon for younger adults who participate in high-impact activities to experience hip pain. They may also have jobs that require constant walking, standing, bending, or heavy lifting and experience hip pain at some point that could ultimately lead to arthritis and a total hip replacement. Other causes of hip pain that could lead to a hip replacement include rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the synovial membrane surrounding the hip joint; a bone deformity; or an injury such as a dislocation, fracture, or damage to the tendons or ligaments in the joints.
What is a Hip Replacement?
A hip replacement (arthroplasty) is a surgical procedure performed by a skilled orthopaedic surgeon that replaces the diseased or damaged portions of the hip joint with an artificial implant to relieve pain and restore mobility. Aided by advanced techniques and technologies, hip replacement surgeries are now one of the most successful surgeries in medicine. More than 450,000 patients in the U.S. receive hip replacements annually, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Many people suffer from chronic hip pain. Find out what your options are for treatment through 3D Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Dominguez or Dr. Davis.
Types of Hip Replacements
Total Hip Replacement: A total hip replacement is the most common for individuals with significant pain and damage to the joint. It involves removing the damaged ball (thigh bone) and socket (hip bone) joint and implanting metal or plastic prosthetics in the joint allowing patients to regain full function of the hip.
Partial Hip Replacement: In some cases, a partial hip replacement may be recommended when the socket (acetabulum) is in good condition, and only the ball (femoral head) needs replacement.
Robotic Surgery: 3D Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center also offers a robotic joint replacement for eligible patients needing a hip replacement. It is a minimally invasive procedure that requires a smaller incision offering patients shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and improved function that feels more like a natural joint.
When Are Hip Replacements Necessary?
After a careful medical evaluation, blood tests, and imaging, Dr. Dominguez or Dr. Davis may recommend a hip replacement when:
- Non-surgical therapies such as anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, or cortisone shots are not providing relief.
- Persistent and significant hip or groin pain interferes with your daily activities.
- Stiffness reduces hip function.
- Loss of mobility makes it difficult to walk, stand, or bend.
- You are unable to stand on one leg for one minute, with or without support.
Hip Replacement Recovery Time
Your recovery will depend on several factors, but most patients can resume some of their normal activities approximately 6 to 12 weeks after a total hip replacement. You can help improve your recovery time by following the advice of our surgeons, keeping your follow-up appointments, and eating a healthy diet.
Although hip replacements are highly successful for patients of all ages, there is a risk of complications during any surgical procedure, such as infection, implant breakage, malalignment, and premature wear that could require additional surgery.
Evaluating Your Need for Hip Replacement Surgery
Imagine having the ability to participate in all the activities you enjoy without the constant pain, stiffness, and inflammation of hip pain. If you are experiencing pain, stiffness, or limited mobility in one or both hips, contact 3D Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. David Dominguez or Dr. Mark Davis to determine if a hip replacement is right for you.
- Knee Injuries
- Meniscal tears
- Cartilage Repair
- Shoulder Dislocations
- Shoulder Impingement
- SLAP Tears
- Labral Tears
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Elbow Injuries
- Ankle Injuries
- Ankle Sprains/Fractures
- Achilles Tendon Repairs
- Hip Injuries/Labral Injuries
- Wrist Fractures
- Patella Fractures
- Clavicle Fractures
- Pediatric Fractures
- Total Joint Replacement
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A fracture is a medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone. Inappropriate treatment or neglect of fracture care could lead to permanent deformity and disability. Dr. David Dominguez has specific training and experience treating complex fractures. Prior to completing his sports medicine fellowship, he worked as an orthopaedic traumatologist at Holmes Regional Medical Center. We treat both adult and pediatric patients who have sustained injuries sustained during auto accidents, sports related, life threatening falls etc. At 3D Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Dr. David Dominguez, fellowship trained in Sports Medicine, have specific, expertise diagnosing and treating a broad spectrum of athletic and traumatic injuries. We have state of the art casting, splinting, and bracing available. Should you need surgery, Dr. Dominguez is skilled in the most advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures to maximize your recovery.