Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip replacement is a procedure where parts of your hip joint are removed and replaced with prostheses, commonly known as implants. During the surgery, the orthopedic will remove the bones that form the hip joint or the pelvis and femur (thighbone). The procedure aims to relieve the pain and stiffness often caused by hip arthritis.
Contact Ceda Orthopedic Group if you think you could benefit from a total hip replacement. Our team of orthopedic specialists can also perform the procedure if you have an injury like a broken hip.
How do i know if i need total hip replacement surgery?
Do you have hip stiffness that makes walking and movement difficult for you? Do you have persistent hip pain that interferes with your daily activities and does not go away even after medication, or rehabilitation like physical therapy?
Once the conservative methods have been tested and tried, with no positive results, it might be time to book an appointment with a Miami orthopedic surgeon at Ceda Orthopedic Group for advice and guidance.
What happens during total hip replacement?
Total hip replacement surgery has two main approaches, and both offer pain relief and improve your mobility within weeks of surgery. These two methods are:
- The most common which is the posterior approach,
- The anterior approach is also known as “muscle-sparing hip replacement” or a mini-anterior approach.
In both operations, the orthopedic will make an incision on the back or front of your hip then replace the hip bones with implants. The entire surgery takes around an hour and a half, and you may stay in the recovery room in the hospital for one or two days after the surgery.
What is the recovery process after total hip replacement?
The rehabilitation process will begin in the first 24 hours after surgery if there are no complications. You may need to walk with either a cane, crutches, or walker for the first two days and increase the distance you cover gradually.
The orthopedic surgeons at Ceda Orthopedic Group usually recommend medication to manage your post-surgery pains and recommend physical therapy within 24 hours after the surgery. Patients should continue with the physical therapy for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery until their surgeon has advised that it’s no longer needed.
Is it possible to have both hips replaced in one surgery?
Yes, you can; it will, however, depend on your age and health if you are below 75 years and have no other existing medical conditions like a cardiopulmonary disease. However, your orthopedic will recommend you to stage the surgeries.
What are the hip implants made out of?
The surgery involves placing three different implants on your hip. These are the stem, socket, and ball.
- The stem has a safe metal for your body organs that is either titanium or cobalt chrome. The surgeon inserts the metal into your natural thighbone.
- The socket consists of two materials combined. Plastic linear combines with a titanium backing or cobalt chrome to make it stronger and effective.
- The ball is made in a specific way to fit at the stem’s top and has polished metal or, in some cases, ceramic.
These materials are strong and made to last for 10 to 20 years and sometimes longer depending on your age and the implant type. However, if you must have surgery to replace a loosened, torn, or worn-out implant, the procedure is hip revision surgery.
What role does an orthopedic surgeon play in total hip replacement?
Your orthopedic will recommend the surgery after a series of medication and physical therapy to manage the condition fails. The orthopedic will also choose an appropriate surgery approach and perform it too. Your Orthopedic will do the follow-up treatment and monitor your recovery process. Additionally, they will recommend the right implants depending on your age and any allergic conditions.
Get total hip replacement at Ceda Orthopedic Group
Ceda Orthopedic Group recommends the total hip replacement procedure after you’ve tried other pain preventative measures, and that showed zero positive results.
If you have hip stiffness that makes walking and movement difficult, you could use professional advice on treating your hip pain. First, book an appointment with our physicians at Ceda Orthopedic Group, where they will prescribe medication and advise on appropriate exercises and physical therapy. If none of these treatments work, we can perform a total hip replacement surgery to reduce and treat your hip pain.
Contact an Orthopedic specialist at Ceda Orthopedic Group today by visiting cedaorthopedicgroup.com.