Hip replacement consistently ranks as one of the most commonly performed joint procedures, typically reserved for people who experience persistent hip pain and instability despite attempts at conservative treatment. Total hip replacement involves the removal of damaged cartilage and bone from the hip and the insertion of durable, prosthetic components. Regarded as one of the most successful procedures in orthopedic medicine, hip joint replacement surgery offers patients of all ages a safe and long-term solution for chronic hip pain.
The Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence offers a team of renowned orthopedic hip surgeons committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for every patient. Our surgeons possess extensive training in the most advanced hip replacement and preservation techniques, which translates to better outcomes and exceptional patient satisfaction.
To schedule a consultation with a Beverly Hills hip surgeon, you may contact us by calling (888) 318-2842.
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Anatomy of the Hip
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, formed by the junction of the femoral head (thighbone) with the acetabulum (pelvic bone). The contact points of bone in the hip are lined with articular cartilage, a smooth tissue that cushions and facilitates fluid movement of the bones against each other. Finally, the hip is stabilized with ligaments that weave throughout the joint to connect the ball to the socket. When degeneration or injury occurs to one of the components in the hip, people often experience a lack of hip stability. This often results in chronic hip joint pain.
What Conditions Does Joint Replacement Treat?
At the Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence, our orthopedic surgeons possess extensive training in the treatment of hip-related diseases and injuries. Our hip surgeons perform comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to determine if your chronic joint pain should be resolved with replacement surgery or more conservative therapies. Patients who undergo hip joint replacement surgery typically have severe or debilitating hip pain due to one of the following conditions:
- Osteoarthritis – “wear and tear” form of degeneration that is often age-related
- Rheumatoid arthritis – inflammatory disease that affects the joints
- Post-traumatic arthritis – a serious hip injury – such as a fracture or dislocation – may result in damaged articular cartilage
- Congenital hip defect – misalignment of the joint may lead to early onset arthritis
Advances in Hip Joint Replacement Surgery
Since the surgical technique for hip replacement was developed, anatomical knowledge and instrumentation has come a long way. It is now possible to perform a total hip replacement using minimally invasive techniques. By preserving as much peripheral tissue as possible during surgery, this method has the potential to decrease pain, reduce recovery time, and increase the overall success rate for patients.
At the Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence, our orthopedic surgeons are among the leading experts in the field of minimally invasive joint surgery. Many of our hip replacements are performed using a minimally invasive approach, allowing the majority of these patients to return home within 24 hours of surgery. Additionally, the intra-operative X-ray imaging used at our state-of-the-art facility allows our surgeons to ensure the most natural placement of the prosthetic and alignment of the legs.
As a result, patients at the Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence receive an unparalleled quality of care and can, in some cases, achieve full recovery after three months of hip replacement surgery rehabilitation.
Contact a Los Angeles Orthopedic Hip Surgeon
The Joint Surgery Center of Excellence houses a team of highly skilled orthopedic surgeons specializing in hip replacement surgery. Our expert hip surgeons are well trained in the most advanced hip replacement procedures and are leaders in the field of joint preservation. Our surgeons’ unparalleled technical expertise combined with our state-of-the-art outpatient facility in Los Angeles helps ensure the best results and optimal recovery for our patients.
For more information on hip replacement or to schedule a consultation with one of our renowned orthopedic surgeons, contact us at (888) 318-2842.
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