Hip Arthritis and Hip Replacement
Hip Arthritis and Hip Replacement
If you are suffering from pain in your hips, you may be dealing with a disease affecting millions of Americans – hip arthritis. The hip is a ball and socket joint with both surfaces normally covered by a smooth, white, glistening layer of cartilage. When you’re suffering with arthritis, this cartilage begins to wear out and break down – similar to what happens to automobile tires after 50,000 miles.
Depending on how serious your condition is, you may need to consider some hip replacement procedures. At AOSMI, our NJ orthopedic surgeons are skillful and compassionate, pursuing all possible treatments, including minimally invasive surgery.
Early signs of hip arthritis include:
As the cartilage is worn off further, your body makes bone spurs causing the joint to lose mobility, and become stiff and painful. You may experience difficulty rotating your hips as required for a golf swing or putting on shoes and socks. In severe cases, nearly all of the cartilage is gone and the bone ends rub together. You may experience:
Once your arthritis symptoms interfere with your lifestyle and limit daily activities, even with taking medication, we will most likely recommend minimally invasive hip replacement surgery to improve your mobility and reduce pain.
Non-Operative Treatments and Common Surgical Procedures for Hip Arthritis
The NJ orthopedic surgeons at AOSMI offer a coordinated program for diagnosis, evaluation, non-operative treatment and education. Hip arthritis can be managed with non-operative treatments including rehabilitative care and ancillary treatments. With our onsite physical therapy center, a hip specialist will provide a closely coordinated program of medical care and rehabilitation aimed at getting you back in action.
Traditionally, hip replacement procedures involved large incisions, significant blood loss requiring transfusions, and extended hospitalization stays and extensive rehabilitation. Patients did well with surgery, but they experienced significant pain and limitation of activity for the first three months after surgery. Well, times have changed. With the advent of mini-incision or minimally invasive surgery combined with new techniques in pain management and anesthesia, our hip replacement surgeons can actually provide a more pleasant surgical experience.
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Advantages of Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery at AOSMI offers all of the advantages of traditional procedures while providing for faster recovery and minimizing complications. The posterior mini-incision technique causes less muscle damage than other techniques and provides good visualization of the femur and socket. Because of this, there are no additional risks with this procedure. Advantages of our NJ orthopedic surgeons minimally invasive hip replacement surgery include:
If you’re interested in more information about hip injuries and diseases, stop in and speak with our hip replacement surgeons today.
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