Hip Replacement Surgery in New Jersey
If the pain and stiffness of the hip joint are severe and other treatments have not brought sufficient relief, a hip replacement may be recommended. The doctors at the Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement in Paramus, NJ will conduct a thorough examination that includes x-rays, strength and range-of-motion tests, a medical history and a series of questions, to determine whether a total hip replacement is right for you.
Recent advances in surgical technology make it possible to perform minimally invasive joint replacements. Traditionally, an incision of 10-12 inches was needed for hip replacement surgery. Now, for patients who qualify, the same procedure can be performed with smaller incisions. There are other advantages to these techniques that may help make the surgery safer and allow patients to enjoy a potentially faster and less painful recovery. Our doctors will discuss with you whether you are a candidate for minimally invasive hip replacement surgery.
Types of Hip Replacement Surgery
Mini-Incision Hip Replacement Surgery
Mini-Incision hip replacement surgery offers several advantages over traditional joint replacement surgery, including a potential for faster rehabilitation, the smaller incision and a shorter hospital stay (1-2 days).
2-Incision Hip Replacement Surgery
One of the major advantages of 2-Incision Hip replacement surgery is that the surgeon can separate or avoid many of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons around the joint instead of cutting through them. This leads to less tissue damage and blood loss during surgery. Because the 2-Incision hip replacement surgery technique involves tiny incisions as well (only 1.5-2 inches each), patients can enjoy a faster and less painful rehabilitation and a shorter hospital stay (only one day) than is possible with traditional hip replacement surgery.
Hip Replacement Revision Surgery
Total hip replacement surgery is successful in over 95% of well-selected patients. On average, replacements last 15-20 years. Some patients enjoy full use of the prosthesis after 25 years or longer. Occasionally, an implanted prosthesis does not function as well as it was intended to. In this case, revision hip replacement surgery may be performed to adjust or replace the mechanism.
Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty
Hip resurfacing arthroplasty is a type of hip replacement surgery ideally suited for active people who need a total hip replacement surgery at a younger age. The purpose of a hip replacement is to remove the damaged portions of the hip joint, including the femoral head (ball) and acetabulum (socket), and replace them with a smooth, artificial joint that will make the hip strong, stable, and flexible again. Younger and more active patients run the risk of wearing out a traditional hip replacement and may need a second hip replacement during their lifetime. Such revision surgery can be difficult and last a shorter lifetime than the original hip replacement.
Hip resurfacing is a bone conserving procedure where, instead of removing the head and a portion of the neck of the femur, the head of the femur is carefully reshaped and then covered with an anatomically designed metal sphere that acts as the new femoral head. As with a traditional total hip replacement, the hip socket is replaced as well. Because the new head and socket are made entirely of metal, there is less chance that these pieces will wear out. In addition, the artificial femoral head is much larger than the femoral head used in a traditional hip replacement surgery and allows a greater range of motion with little risk of dislocation. Patients who have had hip resurfacing arthroplasties have been able to return to demanding physical activity and sports including bike riding, marathons, and triathlons. Not all patients are candidates for hip resurfacing. After a thorough history, physical examination, and x-rays, you and your surgeon will discuss whether or not hip resurfacing is right for you.
Every patient is different. We will talk with you and provide you with information about what surgeries you qualify for, how your procedure will be performed, how to prepare for it, and what you can expect during your recovery.
The Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement proudly provides patients from Paramus, Hackensack, Paterson, Clifton, and Passaic, NJ with hip replacement surgery. Contact us at (201) 291-4040 or fill out a Contact Form here.
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