Arthritis, fractures, and other hip conditions can cause pain, stiffness, and make movement extremely difficult. If you’re in pain or considering replacing your hip, contact David Silverberg, MD, at Silver State Orthopedics in Las Vegas. Dr. Silverberg has advanced training and more than 15 years of experience in orthopedic surgery. Call or click today to schedule a consultation and improve the quality of your life.
What is hip replacement surgery?
With a hip replacement surgery, Dr. Silverberg replaces damaged structures in your hip with artificial implants. Hip replacements are one of the most common surgeries in the United States, with more than 300,000 performed every year.
Who can benefit from a hip replacement?
You may benefit from a hip replacement if you have severe osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or a dislocation or fracture that is affecting your hip. You may also be a candidate if you continually have pain in your hip or find it difficult to walk or complete your normal daily activities.
If you’ve tried therapy and medication without success, hip replacement may be the best option. Dr. Silverberg also performs revision surgeries to correct problems related to prior hip surgeries. During your consultation with Dr. Silverberg, he will complete a thorough evaluation, including reviewing any prior treatment you may have received.
Dr. Silverberg will also order X-rays and MRIs or study the imaging you have had done with another provider. Based on the severity of your condition, Dr. Silverberg may recommend hip replacement surgery.
How is a hip replacement surgery performed?
Hip replacements are done thru small incisions through various approaches. Anterior hip replacement offers the advantage of preserving the muscles as the hip is approached. This makes the initial recovery easier and may allow for less pain in the immediate postoperative period. Dr. Silverberg has extensive experience several approaches to the hip in addition to the anterior approach.
Dr. Silverberg chooses implant components from surgical grade materials that can either be cemented into place or inserted with the press-fit method, which allows your bone tissue to grow around the implant.
Based on your diagnosis, Dr. Silverberg will recommend the best surgical approach for you. With more than 15 years of experience and multiple advanced surgical fellowships, Dr. Silverberg has the expertise and knowledge to perform a safe and successful surgery for you.
What can I expect after a hip replacement?
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Silverberg will outline your rehabilitation program, which will include therapy and pain-relief strategies. After surgery, you will begin your physical therapy as advised in order to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
Dr. Silverberg will closely monitor your progress to ensure you are healing properly and meeting the best outcome after your surgery. Generally, you can return to your normal activities in 6-12 weeks. Full recovery usually takes 6-12 months.
To learn more about hip replacement surgery, call or click to schedule a consultation with Dr. Silverberg at Silver State Orthopedics today.