When you have chronic hip pain from arthritis or an old injury, you may wonder if hip replacement makes a good choice for you. Joel Tupper, MD, Daniel Jones, MD, and the team at Prairie Garden Medical in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, specialize in orthopedic surgeries like hip replacement. The multispecialty practice provides all of the medical services you need to manage any health concern, including hip replacement for hip pain. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure that changes out part or all of your damaged hip joint with prosthetic pieces.
Your hip is a large, weight-bearing ball-and-socket joint that forms the connection between your pelvis and upper leg bone. Your hips provide stability when standing and walking.
Like other weight-bearing joints, your hips are susceptible to painful injuries and degenerative conditions. The team at Prairie Garden Medical performs hip replacement surgery to ease hip pain and improve joint function.
The Prairie Garden Medical team determines who benefits from hip replacement after a consultation. Though it’s one of the most successful surgical procedures, hip replacement isn’t the first treatment for hip pain.
You may benefit from hip replacement if you have chronic hip pain from arthritis or a traumatic injury, and conservative care no longer provides significant relief.
The team at Prairie Garden Medical performs hip replacement to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and post-traumatic arthritis.
There are three types of hip replacement procedures. These include:
A total hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is the most common type and involves replacing the entire hip joint (ball of the upper leg bone and socket joint of the pelvis) with prosthetic parts.
During a partial hip replacement also called hemiarthroplasty, your surgeon replaces only one side of your hip joint, either the socket joint or the ball joint.
For younger patients in need of a hip replacement surgery, the team at Prairie Garden Medical recommends hip resurfacing. They use the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system for this procedure.
Instead of replacing the ball joint in the hip, Birmingham hip replacement preserves the joint.
When performing hip replacement, the team at Prairie Garden Medical may use robot-assisted surgery to improve overall outcomes.
Your recovery following hip replacement varies and depends on the type of surgery done. However, the team at Prairie Garden Medical has you up and walking within 24 hours after your surgery.
Most people resume many of their usual activities about 6-8 weeks after hip replacement, but full recovery may take a year.
To learn more about hip replacement at Prairie Garden Medical, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.