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Hip Replacement Brooklyn

Hip Replacement, also called as the total hip replacement or hip arthroplasty to perform hip replacement surgery for the damaged bone in which hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. The hip replacement surgery is done as a total replacement or hemi (half) replacement performed by top hip replacement surgeons in Brooklyn.

During the hip replacement treatment procedure, the surgeons remove the damaged cartilage and bone from the joint and attaches the new replacement socket to the hip bone – a man made parts. Hip replacement relieves pain, improvises your walking and helps you to work better without affecting your daily schedules.

Why is hip replacement needed?

Hip replacement is a ball and socket joint to improvise the movement and easy mobility. The surgery is usually recommended for severe osteoarthritis. Other inflammatory condition that can cause hip replacement joint damage is rheumatoid arthritis - a chronic inflammatory disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Hip surgery is also needed to avascular necrosis caused by loss of bone due to insufficient blood supply. Injury or fracture of the hip may also lead to hip surgery. Also, during the old age, the bone becomes thin and weak resulting in osteoporosis.

Hip Replacement Surgery Procedure

Hip replacement surgery is performed by a well known hip replacement specialist at the Kings Highway Ortho Hospital in Brooklyn. Major of the hip replacement as well as hip fracture surgeries is done carefully.

Under the guidance of an experienced hip replacement surgeon, the treatment is usually performed by giving either general or regional anesthesia for making a cut. The surgical removal of a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint and a socket often made from strong metal and liner that fits inside the socket, which is a plastic component. It is usually performed if other treatment options such as physical therapy, pain medicines, and exercise have failed to provide adequate pain relief, hip replacement might be the better option. The open surgical wound is then closed.

Minimal Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery

With state of the art method, hip replacement surgery is performed using smaller incisions and less tissue disturbance. There will be a less muscle cutting and detach less tendon from bone apart from less loss of blood and minimal scar. The hospital stay after minimally invasive surgery will be ranging from 1 to 4 days. Physical rehabilitation and pain management is a critical component of the recovery process.

Duration of the Treatment Process

The surgery usually requires about 1-2 hours, plus additional of 1-2 hours for preparation and recovery in the operating room.

Hip Replacement and Diagnosis

The following are the symptoms which you need to immediately consult with your doctor:

  • Joint pain or stiffness that usually occurs while getting out of the bed
  • Joint pain or stiffness after sitting for a longer duration
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in hip joint
  • Reduce in mobility or difficulty walking
  • Groin Pain
  • Arthritis (until it progresses)
  • Pain due to previous injury to the hip joint
  • Lack of sleep due to inflammatory pain

Diagnosis

Consult your condition the best orthopedic surgeon who perform a thorough examination of your hip, analyze certain tests, examinations, and conduct X-Rays. A detail medical history is needed to be shared with your doctor if you are suffering any kind of pain due to the previous injuries. It will be helpful for the doctor to examine your condition better and prescribed the best possible treatment. Even if you have undergone previous therapies that have failed to provide any conclusive solution, total hip replacement doctors at Kings Highway Ortho in Brooklyn have expertise in their duties to recommend you for the best hip replacement surgeries.

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