Hip Surgery in New Jersey
The hip is a "ball-and-socket" joint where the "ball" at the top of the thigh bone (femur) fits into the "socket" in the pelvis (acetabulum). A layer of smooth cartilage covers the bone ends in a healthy hip joint, allowing you to walk and move your leg easily. When the bone and/or cartilage of the hip becomes diseased or damaged, the joint can stiffen and be very painful. That's when hip surgery in Paramus, Hackensack, Paterson, Clifton, and Passaic, NJ is recommended.
Most damaged hips are the result of osteoarthritis or "wear-and-tear" arthritis, a degenerative type of arthritis that causes the cartilage to wear away over time, so the bone ends rub together. Other common causes of hip degeneration include rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, osteonecrosis (bone decay), prior surgeries, and tumors.
Joint replacement surgery removes the damaged, painful parts of the hip and replaces them with a prosthesis made of metal and plastic. The artificial joint can relieve pain and improve mobility when your natural hip can no longer do its job. An artificial ball and metal stem replace the worn head of the thigh bone, and a metal cup and artificial liner replace the worn socket of the pelvis. The prosthesis allows the hip joint to move smoothly so that patients can enjoy a greater range of pain-free movement.
Hip Treatment Options
Patients with arthritis of the hip may find relief in a number of non-surgical treatments before considering hip surgery. The goals of these treatments are to relieve pain, to increase mobility and restore the quality of life. Patients often try some combination of the following:
- Exercise and Lifestyle Changes
- Assistive Devices – Orthotics, Cane, Walker
- Physical Therapy
- Alternative Therapies
If you are in need of hip replacement surgery in New Jersey, the Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement offers a variety of different hip replacement surgery options. Contact the Hartzband Center today to schedule an appointment to discuss which surgery option is best for you.
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