Hip Resurfacing TreatmentMany hip resurfacing conditions can be treated through conservative methods, but some may require surgery to effectively relieve pain and restore function to the joint. Your doctor will decide which type of treatment is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition. Contact Us Today
Hip Resurfacing Surgery in Wayne, NJ
Often used as an alternative to replacement surgery, hip resurfacing surgery involves removing damaged bone and covering the hip’s femoral head with a smooth metal cap. At High Mountain Orthopedics in Wayne, NJ, we offer this advanced procedure to help relieve our patients’ pain from arthritis and other hip conditions.
Is Hip Resurfacing Right for You?
High Mountain Orthopedics recommends hip resurfacing surgery to patients whose osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis is negatively impacting daily life. If you experience any of the following, schedule an evaluation with our team to discuss whether this procedure is right for you:
- Your hip joint is visibly deformed.
- Your pain prevents you from sleeping or resting.
- Your pain worsens after sitting for an extended period of time.
- You struggle to walk, navigate stairs, or safely use a bathtub.
- Canes, walkers, and mobility aids provide insufficient support.
- You worry about injuring yourself due to mobility challenges.
- Pain medications no longer ease your discomfort.
Conditions We Treat with Hip Resurfacing
Hip resurfacing surgery may be necessary in cases of severe injury, but in most cases, it is an effective solution for addressing advanced, progressive forms of arthritis, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis: This is an autoimmune disorder that arises when your body’s defenses begin to attack your joints. They destroy joint linings, cartilage, and even the bone.
- Osteoarthritis: Advanced wear-and-tear causes cartilage to break down, lose its flexibility, and allow bones to grind painfully against one another.
What to Expect from Hip Resurfacing
Prior to your procedure, your doctor may direct you to stop taking certain medications, as well as to avoid tobacco and alcohol. Here is what to expect from surgery day:
- A spinal block or general anesthetic is used to prevent pain during surgery.
- Doctors make an incision over the affected hip to access the joint.
- Our surgeons carefully trim damaged cartilage and bone while leaving healthy tissue behind, including nearly all of your existing bone.
- The rounded femur head is covered with a smooth metal or ceramic cap held securely in place by surgical screws or rods.
The procedure takes only a few hours to complete. Patients will remain in the hospital for a few days to be monitored by our surgeons and ensure there are no complications. Once released, patients may be directed to use a mobility aid, like crutches or a wheelchair, as well as be prescribed physical therapy.
Consult with High Mountain Orthopedics Today
If you or a loved one is struggling with advanced arthritis or have had hip resurfacing surgery recommended to you, contact High Mountain Orthopedics. We offer hip resurfacing and other cutting-edge treatments to patients throughout Wayne, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Schedule a consultation with our experts to discuss your condition and whether hip resurfacing surgery is right for you.
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