Hip replacement surgery is one of modern medicine’s most successful procedures. Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics' hip replacement specialists in Nashville and Franklin, TN can evaluate your need for hip replacement. To determine if hip replacement surgery is right for you, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.
The hip is one of the largest joints in your body. As a weight-bearing, ball-and-socket joint, the hip endures a tremendous amount of stress.
Hip replacement surgery, also called total hip replacement or hip arthroplasty, involves removing damaged or worn-out cartilage and bone and replacing them with artificial parts.
Hip replacement surgery aims to relieve hip pain and restore normal functioning. Total hip replacement is a safe and effective procedure that can dramatically improve your quality of life.
An orthopedic hip replacement specialist can evaluate your need for hip replacement. Elite has two orthopedic hip replacement specialists in Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee.
Arthritis is the leading cause of long-term hip pain and disability. Elite's Nashville hip replacement doctors use hip replacement surgery to treat many types of hip arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis.
Other conditions that might need hip replacement surgery include severe hip fractures and osteonecrosis. Also called avascular necrosis, osteonecrosis involves reduced blood flow to the hip.
Before hip replacement surgery, the Elite hip replacement specialists perform a comprehensive physical exam and review your medical history. They may order blood tests and take an on-site imaging test like an X-ray.
During the procedure, you’re asleep under general anesthesia. Your hip replacement surgeon may perform a posterior or anterior approach to hip replacement.
In a posterior approach, your hip surgeon will make an incision in your lower back and cut through muscle to access the hip joint. In an anterior approach, the incision will be made in the upper thigh and the muscles will be pushed aside to access the hip. Both approaches have advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to discuss surgical options with your hip replacement doctor.
Elite's hip replacement doctors always consider conservative treatments before recommending surgery.
Hip replacement surgery may be right for you if you have hip pain and limited mobility due to arthritis or another condition that doesn’t respond to non-surgical treatments like physical therapy.
The team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics provides you with instructions on how to recover from hip replacement surgery, including pain management, wound care, diet, and activity recommendations.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation is an essential part of a successful recovery from any type of surgery. Most people can resume light activities, such as climbing stairs, within 3-6 weeks after hip replacement surgery. Your strength continues to improve over 6-12 months.
Most hip replacements will last between 15-20 years; however, factors like age, weight, lifestyle, and osteoporosis can affect the longevity of your hip replacement.
Hip pain limits your mobility and makes it difficult to perform everyday tasks. At Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, we perform hip replacement operations to correct long-term, severe damage and help you lead a pain-free life. With our help, you can get back to your desired lifestyle as soon as possible.
Our board-certified hip surgeons have years of experience. They are highly knowledgeable about hip conditions and have undertaken extensive training. They use advanced techniques and technologies to ensure minimal discomfort and a fast recovery time.
When you make an appointment with Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, you can expect highly personalized, patient-driven care. You'll get a treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs, and you'll benefit from our friendly, welcoming environment.
For more information about hip replacement surgery, call Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics, or schedule an appointment online today.
We make it convenient to have hip replacement surgery in the Nashville, Tennessee, area, with four Nashville locations and one Franklin location. Take the first step in the healing process and contact the location nearest you.
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