Our highly experienced hip surgeons will work with you to ensure that you have the best possible outcome. We understand that this is a major surgery, and we will make sure that you feel comfortable, safe, and secure every step of the way.
Experienced Hip Surgeons
Quality Orthopedic Care
At Georgia Bone & Joint, we provide comprehensive hip surgery services to help patients improve their mobility and reduce pain. Our experienced surgeons provide a wide range of treatments for common hip conditions such as hip bursitis, labral tears, fracture repair, joint replacement, and more. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain or have recently suffered an injury, our team can help.
Cutting Edge Techniques
Types of Hip Surgeries
There are several types of hip surgery available depending on the source and severity of the problem. Our cutting-edge technology can help you to find relief by reducing recovery time, decreasing pain, and enhancing outcomes.
Hip replacement is a common procedure used to replace the ball and socket joint of the hip with an artificial one. It can help relieve pain and restore movement in people who have arthritis or have suffered injury or trauma to their hip.
Bursectomy is a procedure to remove the bursa, a cushion-like sac found within the joints in the body, most commonly the hip.
Abductor tendon repair is performed to treat tendinosis and torn abductor tendons within the hip.
What Hip Conditions Require Surgery?
Common Hip Conditions
Hip surgery is often recommended as a last resort for treating painful hip conditions, such as hip arthritis, bursitis, labral tears, and joint instability. The type of hip surgery depends upon the severity of the patient’s condition. Some common conditions that may require hip surgery include:
Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints. It can affect any joint in the body, including the hip.
Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs located near joints that provide cushioning and lubrication.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage between bones wears down over time, causing significant pain and stiffness.
Labral tears can occur for many reasons. This tear of the cartilage ring that surrounds the hip joint can cause pain and instability.
Fractures are caused by an impact or force that damages the bones in the hip joint and can vary in severity.
Dislocations can occur when the ball portion of the joint is forced out of the socket, leading to severe pain.
Hip impingement results from excessive contact of the femoral head and acetabulum, causing inflammation and damage over time.
We understand that considering hip surgery is a difficult decision. To help make the process easier, we've compiled answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about hip surgery.
How do I know when I need hip replacement surgery?
Hip replacement surgery is indicated when you experience persistent and severe hip pain that does not respond to non-operative treatments, such as physical therapy, medications, and activity modifications. In some cases, imaging tests such as x-rays or MRI scans may be ordered to confirm the diagnosis and determine if a hip replacement would be beneficial for your particular situation.
How long is recovery for hip surgery?
This depends on the specific condition you have, as well as the type of procedure that is being performed. Generally, most patients require several weeks of recovery before returning to their normal activities. Your doctor can provide more details about your specific condition and the length of your recovery period.
What are the side effects of a hip replacement?
The most common side effects of hip replacement surgery are pain, swelling around the joint, and stiffness. These side effects usually improve over time as the body adjusts to its new hip joint. Other possible side effects include infection, blood clots, nerve injury, movement limitation, development of arthritis in other joints, dislocation of the prosthesis, and loosening of the prosthesis.
How do I prepare for hip replacement surgery?
Before undergoing hip replacement surgery, your surgeon will typically order a range of medical tests such as blood tests and imaging scans. You may be prescribed medications to take before the procedure to reduce inflammation or infection risk. Depending on your health condition, you may also need to adjust certain activities and lifestyle habits before surgery. Your doctor will provide specific instructions and advice to help you prepare for your surgery.
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