Hip replacement surgery is one of modern medicine’s most successful procedures. The expert team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics assesses the need for hip replacement surgery at four locations in Nashville and one in Franklin, Tennessee. 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.
Arthritis is the leading cause of long-term hip pain and disability. The Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team uses 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, Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team performs a comprehensive physical exam and reviews 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 surgeon makes an incision over the front or side of your hip, and then removes damaged or diseased cartilage and bone and replaces it with an implant. Hip replacement surgery usually takes 1-2 hours.
The team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics always considers 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.
For more information about hip replacement surgery, call Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics, or schedule an appointment online today.
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