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Hip replacement surgery stands as a transformative solution for those suffering from hip pain and mobility issues. This procedure, a testament to the advancements in orthopaedic medicine, involves replacing a damaged hip joint with a prosthetic implant. Our clinic, staffed with top-tier surgeons and equipped with the latest technology, specializes in providing this life-enhancing surgery, ensuring patients can return to their everyday activities with ease and comfort.

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What is hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement, medically known as total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure where a worn or damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint or prosthesis. This is typically the result of conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or traumatic injury, which lead to severe pain and hinder daily activities.

The artificial joint, made from metal, ceramic, or plastic components, is designed to mimic the movement of a natural hip, offering relief from pain and improved joint function.

What is the procedure?

The hip replacement procedure involves several key steps. After administering anesthesia, the surgeon makes an incision near the hip to access the joint. The damaged bone and cartilage are removed and replaced with prosthetic components: a socket in the pelvic bone and a ball component attached to the upper part of the thigh bone. The new joint is then tested for a range of motion and stability before closing the incision. The entire procedure typically takes a few hours.

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Who is a candidate?

Candidates for hip replacement are individuals experiencing significant hip pain and mobility limitations, where conservative treatments like medication and physical therapy have not provided sufficient relief. Ideal candidates are those with a stable weight, no active infections, and generally good health. Several conditions can be resolved with this procedure, including:

  • Osteoarthritis: Often referred to as “wear-and-tear” arthritis, it causes the cartilage in the hip joint to wear down over time, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: This autoimmune disorder leads to inflammation of the joint lining, causing pain, swelling, and deformity in the hip.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis: Arthritis can develop after an injury to the hip, such as a fracture or dislocation, causing pain and limited hip movement.
  • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis): This condition occurs when blood flow to the hip bone is reduced, leading to bone death and joint deterioration.
  • Hip fractures: Severe breaks in the hip bone, often in older adults, where repair is not feasible, necessitating a replacement.
  • Bone tumors: Cancerous growths in the hip can damage the joint, requiring replacement to maintain functionality and relieve pain.
  • Developmental hip dysplasia: A condition where the hip joint hasn’t formed properly, potentially leading to arthritis and joint damage in adulthood.

Hip replacement surgery is a viable solution for these conditions, offering pain relief and improved mobility. Each condition requires a thorough evaluation to determine the suitability of hip replacement as a treatment option.

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What are the benefits of hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement surgery provides significant pain relief, improved mobility, and a better quality of life. It restores the ability to perform daily activities with ease and increases the range of motion in the hip joint. Additionally, it offers a long-term solution, with many modern prostheses lasting 20 years or longer.

What is the recovery time?

Recovery from hip replacement involves a period of rest, followed by rehabilitation and physical therapy. Initially, patients may need assistance with daily activities and are advised to avoid certain movements to facilitate healing. Rehabilitation typically begins a day after surgery, focusing on regaining strength and mobility. The total recovery time varies but generally spans several weeks to months. Most patients can resume normal activities within three to six months post-surgery, with ongoing improvements over the year.

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Why choose New York Sports & Joints for hip replacement surgery in New York?

Choosing us for your hip replacement surgery means entrusting your care to a team of highly skilled, experienced surgeons. Our specialists, educated at prestigious institutions and adept in the latest surgical techniques, are committed to providing personalized, compassionate care. We utilize cutting-edge technology and prosthetics, ensuring each surgery is tailored to the individual needs of our patients.

Our patient-centric approach extends beyond surgery, offering comprehensive support throughout the recovery process. With a proven track record of successful surgeries and positive patient outcomes, we stand as a beacon of excellence in hip replacement, dedicated to restoring your mobility and enhancing your quality of life.

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