Do you suffer from chronic hip pain? If you have experienced consistent hip pain for more than three months, it may be a permanent problem. Possible causes include torn labrum (cartilage around the joint), hip impingement, and arthritis or osteoarthritis. At Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute your orthopedic surgeon will work with you to design the best treatment options for your condition. Depending on your personal health history, your surgeon may recommend arthroscopic hip surgery, hip resurfacing surgery, or total hip replacement. Modern robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques make hip surgeries among the most successful and routine orthopedic surgical procedures available.
The goal of hip replacement surgery and hip arthroscopic surgery is to reduce pain and inflammation in the hip joint caused by injury, wear or arthritis. The doctors at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute provide the most advanced hip surgeries, including:
- Total hip replacement
- Arthroscopic hip surgery
These orthopedic surgical procedures are designed to repair or replace damaged portions of the hip joint. You may be a candidate for one of these surgeries if your hip pain is limiting your lifestyle and non-surgical treatment options have failed.
Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is a common orthopedic procedure. Hip replacement surgery involves removing the head of the thighbone (femur) and replacing the ball-and-socket joint of a diseased hip with advanced artificial implants. Modern implants are extremely resilient, and most patients’ implants will last for the rest of their lives. Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute offers several refined procedures and implants designed to minimize the recovery time from total hip replacement and increase the lifespan of the new hip joint, including:
- Direct-anterior muscle-sparing hip arthroplasty. This approach technique allows your surgeon to perform hip replacement surgery by working between hip muscles, as opposed to cutting through them.
- Short-stem hip implants. These hip replacement implants have shorter stems than previously available models, and are designed specifically for small-incision procedures.
- Ceramic hip implants. These extremely smooth implants are specifically designed to decrease wear and tear on your new joint.
Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Your doctor may recommend hip arthroscopy if you experience hip pain stemming from damaged cartilage or other tissues in and around your hip joint. The primary goals in arthroscopic surgery are to remove interfering debris from the hip joint and reduce inflammation. Hip arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the labrum, articular cartilage, or other soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure.