Specialized Surgery for Total Hip Replacement at Riverside

When you choose Riverside for your orthopedic care, you have the support of an entire team of fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, board-certified anesthesiologists, certified nurse practitioners and specialized orthopedic physical therapists to help you improve your health.

At Riverside, you have the benefits of an entire system of care, so every team member is informed and coordinated for optimal outcomes. Every step of your treatment, including labs, imaging and pre-surgery consults from other clinical providers such as cardiologists, pulmonologists or nephrologists, ensures you are cleared for surgery to optimize your healing.

We care for you just like we would our own family - through every phase of your care plan, from the initial diagnosis to preparing for surgery and understanding what to expect. Because our patients receive this coordinated approach to care before, during and after hip replacement surgery, our patients are more confident in achieving a full recovery.

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Learn More About Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip pain can be debilitating and limit your ability to enjoy life. When mobility is an issue, it can affect everything you want to do. Riverside offers various hip replacement surgery options to fit your goals and objectives – how you want to live your life to the fullest.

You’ll discuss the different surgical approaches with your orthopedic surgeon, including minimally invasive options. Surgical techniques include the lateral approach through the side of the hip or the anterior approach through the front of the hip. The more traditional surgical method is called a posterior approach with an incision at the back of the hip. Many factors are considered in selecting the surgical approach best for your specific medical condition, including the extent of your hip damage. You can count on the Riverside orthopedic surgeons to personalize your surgery options for your specific needs.

It’s critical to see an orthopedic specialist if you are experiencing hip pain or mobility issues so our team can determine the exact cause of your concerns. Various conditions can cause hip pain, including:

  • Arthritis: The leading cause of disability in the U.S., arthritis can cause permanent damage to joints. Arthritis can be debilitating and can also result from post-traumatic joint injury.
  • Avascular Necrosis: Also called osteonecrosis, this condition occurs when there isn’t enough blood supply to the hip joint. Trauma to bones with a break or dislocated joint can also cause blood loss damage and pain.
  • Hip fracture: Hip replacement surgery may be needed, depending on the type of hip fracture and severity of the injury.
  • Osteoarthritis: Also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs over time when the cartilage that cushions and supports the joint is damaged or deteriorates.
  •  Rheumatoid arthritis: Chronic inflammation can result from rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of joints, causing painful swelling.

With our more minimally invasive surgical techniques, we have very high success rates, and recovery is more manageable than ever. We stay ahead of any post-surgical pain with peri-operative blocks, and healing is faster with smaller incisions, less damage to muscle tissue and quicker mobilization. In addition, our expert physical therapy team begins their work soon after surgery so your body can heal and recover most effectively.

Understanding Hip Function and Movement

Joint pain and mobility issues can significantly affect your day-to-day living, but our Riverside team of orthopedic specialists offer solutions to alleviate pain and get back to living life to the fullest. The musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments is a complicated network that supports your body and movement. Your hip joint controls your lower body mobility – so when hip arthritis or other conditions affect your ability to walk, it can lead to lower back pain, knee pain and susceptibility to other injuries. Your knee pain can actually be a sign of a hip joint issue called radiated pain - which is fairly common. If you or a loved one is experiencing hip or knee pain, it is critical to see an orthopedic joint specialist to determine the cause.

Learn more about hip replacement surgery and what to expect through our Joint University educational program. For more information about joint replacement surgery, you may also read our Frequently Asked Questions and our orthopedic-specific blogs.

Talk to an Orthopedic Specialist for Answers to Hip Pain

Hip pain and lack of mobility aren’t conditions you have to live with – our team can help no matter your age or level of complex orthopedic issues. So get started today by making an appointment with a Riverside orthopedic specialist at one of our convenient locations, close to you. Our team will address your concerns and help you understand treatment options to improve your quality of life.

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