A hip replacement is an invasive procedure that will help you remove the discomfort and regain your mobility. Partial and total hip replacements are available at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates using the most cutting-edge, minimally invasive techniques. The practice has offices in Centreville and Reston, Virginia, and employs a team of knowledgeable, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons. To determine if you are the right candidate for a hip replacement, consult with a Centreville, VA hip and knee replacement specialist over the phone or schedule a consultation online today.
What is a hip replacement?
Your orthopaedic surgeon will replace your weakened hip joint using a synthetic replacement during a hip replacement surgery. For people suffering from chronic hip pain resulting from a broken hip joint, hip replacement is a viable option.
Apart from complete or partial hip replacements, Town Center Orthopaedic Associates also performs revision hip replacements to correct or repair portions of a past hip replacement. A hip replacement provides lasting pain relief as well as successful physical function restoration.
Why do people have hip replacements?
When conservative interventions have failed to enhance your condition or are no longer successful, Town Center Orthopaedic Associates usually recommends hip replacement.
Hip replacements are most often needed because of arthritis. Arthritis causes the hip joint’s cartilage to wear away, causing discomfort, restricted mobility, and stiffness.
Hip replacements are also performed for a variety of purposes, including:
- Growth defects
- Hip dislocations
- Avascular necrosis
- Connective tissue disorders
A variety of conditions can damage the hip joint. Hip joint injury can be exacerbated by factors like overuse, excessive stress, and a sedentary lifestyle.
What To Expect During A Hip Replacement
Your surgeon may recommend a partial or complete hip replacement based on your condition. In certain cases, your provider might be able to use minimally invasive procedures to minimize trauma and recovery time.
Your surgeon will make an incision over your hip to reveal your hip joint during the operation. Then he/she will eliminate the weakened bone and cartilage from your hip and insert the components of your synthetic hip replacement in their proper place.
Ceramic, plastic, or metal are some of the materials that can create the implant. After your doctor checks that all of the components of your new hip are in the right place, you will be on the way to recovery.
What should you expect following a hip replacement?
Your provider will prescribe pain medicine to help you feel comfortable throughout your recovery following hip replacement. Sutures and staples are typically removed after two weeks. After 3-6 weeks, you should be able to perform light activities.
Following hip replacement surgery, physical therapy will help you regain stability and strength. The physical therapists and surgeons at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates work closely with their patients to ensure a full recovery.
That said, if you have issues with your hip joint, a hip replacement will alleviate pain and allow you to engage in the activities you love. To find out more, contact Town Center Orthopaedic Associates today through mobile or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.