What Is Total Hip Replacement? Burbank, Moorpark, Los Angeles CA
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, and it aids a good range of movement in any direction. A total hip replacement procedure may be required to replace parts of the pelvis and femur and improve your mobility. For your total hip replacement, our practice is the ideal place to turn to. Our experienced team will help you understand the benefits and handle every process involved in the procedure.
What Is Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is defined as a procedure that involves replacing and removing parts of the pelvis and femur (thighbone) that make up your hip joint. The benefits of total hip replacement include:
- The procedure can provide a reduction in pain
- The procedure also dramatically increases mobility
- The procedure helps you to walk without restraint
- Total hip replacement decreases the risk of chronic health conditions
Procedure For Total Hip Replacement
Our surgeon starts by asking the patient about their current medications and medical history. We will carefully examine your hip and pay attention to the range of motion in your joint and the strength of the nearby muscles. Our experienced team will proceed to carry out blood tests and an X-ray. We also advise you on which medications you should avoid before or after the procedure.
Since tobacco can affect the healing process, you must stop using tobacco products at least a month before the system, two months after the procedure. This surgical procedure at our practice usually takes a couple of hours.
To perform the total hip replacement, our surgeon creates an incision over the front or side of your hip through tissue covering. They then take out damaged, diseased bone and cartilage, leaving only healthy bone intact. We will implant the prosthetic socket into your pelvic bone to displace the damaged sockets. Finally, we replace the round ball on the top of your femur with the prosthetic ball connected to a stem that fits your thighbone.
Contact Us Today
If your hip is causing you severe and chronic pain, the total hip replacement procedure may be right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our experienced specialists.