Hip replacement is often the safest, most effective treatment for arthritis. At Coastal Ortho, located in El Segundo and Torrance, California, the orthopedic specialists perform arthroscopic hip replacement to restore function and reduce pain in your hip. If you’ve exhausted less invasive options for hip pain treatment, an arthroscopic replacement may be right for you. Call Coastal Ortho or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
A hip replacement is a procedure that involves removing the hip joint and any damaged supporting tissues to encourage healthy function and relieve chronic pain. Your surgeon replaces the damaged materials with artificial alternatives. The team at Coastal Ortho performs arthroscopic surgery as a less invasive alternative to open surgery.
Hip replacement surgery is typically the last course of action if you have an injury or degenerative condition that’s beyond nonsurgical repair. Replacing the femoral head at the top of the thigh and damaged cartilage with more comfortable prosthetics can relieve your pain and improve mobility.
Common causes of chronic hip pain include:
Osteoarthritis is a type of wear-and-tear arthritis that occurs when the cartilage deteriorates. It can cause inflammation around the joint and reduce its range of motion.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the inner lining of your joints.
Osteonecrosis is a serious condition in which an injury to the hip slows the blood supply to the femoral head. A hip fracture or dislocation can cause substantial damage that affects blood flow and leads to a collapsed bone.
If you’ve already tried nonsurgical interventions without success, such as joint fluid injections, physical therapy, and aquatic therapy, the team at Coastal Ortho may recommend a hip replacement if you experience:
Opting for a hip replacement now may help prevent the need for more invasive surgery in the future.
After administering anesthesia, your surgeon at Coastal Ortho makes a small incision either through the side or back of the hip. Next, they insert an arthroscope — a device that contains a small camera — and remove the damaged hip components. An outside monitor allows your doctor to see inside your hip without creating a large incision.
Finally, your surgeon replaces your hip with a sturdier prosthetic and closes the incision. The entire procedure takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the extent of the damage.
To learn more about hip replacement surgery, call Coastal Ortho or schedule an appointment online today.