Your Best Choice for Hip Replacement Options
EmergeOrtho’s team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons who are leaders in the field of hip replacements. We utilize the latest research, technology, and techniques to provide the best, individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Over the past 10 years, there have been a myriad of changes on how hip pain and hip replacement are managed and treated. We utilize the latest advancements in surgical techniques to produce excellent outcomes. Originally, hip replacements required large incisions and a long recovery. Now we use incisions that are half the size of what was previously required. Changes in pain management techniques and other advances in surgical techniques have further reduced recovery time, empowering patients to get back to their regular activities.
The hip is a large, complex joint that is frequently injured through sports, accidents and the aging process. Additionally, conditions such as arthritis and bursitis may cause chronic pain. It’s estimated that about 32 million Americans—or about one in 10 adults in the U.S.— will see a physician for some form of arthritis pain.
Our goal is to improve patients’ mobility and quality of life by reducing joint pain and restoring joint function. Our skilled physicians routinely perform partial and total hip replacements, hip resurfacing and revisions of hip replacements. Hip replacements are used to correct a damaged joint by replacing it with an artificial one made of metal and plastic. It can relieve pain and even restore the hip’s range of motion.
Our philosophy is to always utilize nonsurgical treatment options to treat hip pain before recommending surgery. Non-surgical treatment options include:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications
- Physical therapy
- Injections in or around the hip joint
- Weight Loss
- Use of a cane or walker
- Avoiding high impact activities
Joint pain can also be relieved with new minimally invasive surgical procedures such as:
- Joint realignment
- Ligament or tendon repair or reconstruction
- Arthroscopy, which requires only a few stitches.
- Labral repair
- Periacetabular osteotomy
If damage to the hip is more severe, a joint replacement may be the best option.
Many people suffering from arthritis, hip pain and stiffness can now choose a less invasive procedure, a direct anterior total hip replacement. This is one of the least invasive surgical options and is a technique that minimizes pain and time from surgery to recovery.
The anterior approach allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. This way, the hip can be replaced without the detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. Our skilled surgeons can simply work through the natural interval between the muscles.
Here are some benefits of direct anterior total hip replacement:
- Less muscle trauma for patients
- Reduced hospital stay and quicker rehabilitation
- Smaller incision (4 to 5 inches as compared to 10 to 12 inches)
- Faster recovery time
- Reduced pain and tissue healing required
- Reduced risk of dislocation and more rapid return to normal activities (under physician’s supervision, may be immediate)
Most patients say that a hip replacement has helped them reduce or eliminate pain, in addition to improving both their hip function and quality of life.
Our extensive scope of services and procedures include:
- Hip Replacement
- Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Labral Repair
- Periacetabular Osteotomy
- Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Adult Joint Reconstruction
- Primary and Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
- Hip Resurfacing
- Treatment of Hip and Knee Disorders in Young Adults
- Rapid Recovery Surgery
- Computer Assisted Surgery
- Pelvic Reconstruction
- Pelvic Osteotomy and Hip Impingement Surgery
- Orthopedic Traumatology
- Joint Preservation Procedures
Not sure if you’re a candidate? Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our specialty-trained physicians. We’ve helped thousands of patients emerge stronger, and we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of compassionate, personalized care.