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How do I know if I need hip surgery?

How do I know if I need hip surgery? 1000 563 Phoenix Spine & Joint

Total hip replacement surgery can help treat a variety of hip issues, and it may also reduce the pain you experience from various hip problems. With a total hip replacement, the ball and socket of the hip are surgically replaced with high-tech plastic, metal or ceramic implants. This surgery can offer many benefits, but it’s not always easy to tell if hip surgery is right for you.

How to know if hip surgery is right for you

Hip pain can be an extremely debilitating form of pain, and it may keep you from performing many common daily tasks. For certain conditions that cause hip pain, hip surgery may be the right choice for you.

One issue that often affects the hip and causes pain is arthritis. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can lead to inflammation and pain in your hip joints. They can also lead to cartilage wearing out faster, and this can cause the bones of your hip to rub together. Over time, the rubbing can deform the bones and lead to loss of mobility in your hip joint.

Osteonecrosis is another condition that may make hip surgery a good choice for some patients. This condition occurs when the blood supply to the bones of the hip joint is cut off. The lack of blood flow means the cells that make up your bones can’t get oxygen, nutrients or remove waste, and this causes the bone cells to die. As more and more bone cells die off, the hip joint bones become brittle and can be deformed or broken more easily.

A third issue you may need hip surgery for is a severely fractured or crushed hip joint. Such injuries can occur in several ways. One way is from falls or work accidents. Severe car accidents can also lead to this sort of hip damage. In most cases, the hip joint bones are likely to heal on their own over time. However, there may be complications or other issues that make hip surgery a more effective option.

If you know hip surgery is right for you, Phoenix Spine & Joint can help you

At Phoenix Spine & Joint, our health care team is dedicated to helping people find the least invasive treatment options for back, hip and knee pain. For people who know hip surgery is the right choice for them, we offer a hip surgery called anterior hip replacement. This surgical procedure is designed to be minimally invasive and may offer you benefits such as:

  • Hip pain reduction
  • A shorter recovery period
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Lower risk of post-surgery hip dislocation

We also offer additional benefits in the form of our 99 percent patient satisfaction rating and our nearly zero percent post-surgery infection rate.

If you’re ready to benefit from anterior hip replacement surgery from Phoenix Spine & Joint, there’s only one step you’ll have to take to begin your journey with us. Contact one of our patient care coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free second opinion.