Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgeries
When it comes to hip pain, we strive to provide our patients with most effective and state-of-the-art procedures available, to get you back on your feet faster. There are a wide array of conditions that could be causing joint deterioration in your hip, causing you pain, a reduced range of motion, and decreasing your quality of life.
For the hip to function properly, it is dependent on a collection of interrelated bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves which allows you full range of motion and optimal mobility. If one of these parts is damaged or begins to degenerate from wear and tear with age, you may begin to experience a full range of pain, friction and bone deterioration, caused by:
- Bones rubbing together due to worn cartilage or insufficient synovial fluid
- Degenerative joint diseases, such as: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis, dysplasia, and avascular necrosis
Every patient is different. We focus on determining your individual treatment plan based on your condition, overall health, as well as many other factors. Consult your doctor to determine if hip replacement surgery is right for you.
Total Joint Replacement Pre-op Class
When you register for your surgery, you will receive information from your Physician's office on how to access our virtual Total Joint Replacement class. This informative class, will teach you how to prepare for surgery, what to expect and about the recovery process.
Garnet Health Medical Center offers a variety of hip surgeries and procedures from traditional therapies to total joint replacement including minimally invasive procedures, such as the SuperPath® Hip replacement. Today’s joint replacement techniques are less painful, have fewer complications, and offer shorter recovery times. Although results vary, in many cases, patients can be discharged from the hospital within 23 hours. So don’t just live with orthopedic pain and discomfort. Get back to doing the things you love to do.
This procedure typically involves removing an arthritic hip joint and replacing it with specially designed parts comprised of biomaterials (synthetic or partially synthetic materials including metal and plastic). Extensive postoperative physical therapy is required.
Newer minimally invasive techniques, such as the SuperPath® Hip Replacement Technique, available at Garnet Health Medical Center allow our surgeons to use x-ray guidance to perform this procedure through one incision– allowing for less blood loss and decreased muscle dissection. Benefits of these newer techniques include shorter recovery times, less pain, and can often improve function and range of motion.
Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement Surgeries
At Garnet Health Medical Center, our orthopedic surgeons are treating patients with a minimally-invasive Hip Replacement procedure, in which there is no surgical dislocation of the hip and it's possible for patients to walk within hours of surgery. The concept of tissue-sparing or “minimally invasive” surgery has been applied to hip replacement.
It is important to understand that true tissue-sparing surgery does not only mean a shorter skin incision, but also sparing critical muscles and tendons surrounding the hip. It is the sparing of this underlying soft tissue which allows patients to get back on their feet much quicker than with tradition hip replacement techniques. Patients tend to experience:
- Shorter lengths of hospital stays
- Lower rates of blood transfusions
- More discharged home
- Quicker return to daily activities
In comparison to national averages after Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA).
If surgery is necessary, you can feel confident knowing that our physicians will thoroughly explain all of your options so that the correct path is taken to return you to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Sometimes surgery gives you the best chance to improve function. We take the time to make sure you understand your treatment options, the associated recovery periods, the role of therapy and your honest objectives and desires.
SuperPath® is a registered trademark of MicroPort Orthopedics, Inc.
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