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Understanding Total Hip Replacement:
Total hip replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace damaged or diseased hip joints with artificial implants. This procedure is typically recommended for individuals with severe hip arthritis, hip fractures, or other conditions causing hip pain and limited mobility. Total hip replacement aims to relieve pain, improve hip function, and restore mobility to enhance quality of life.

Types of Total Hip Replacement

  • Traditional Total Hip Replacement: In this procedure, the surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage from the hip joint and replaces them with prosthetic components made of metal, plastic, or ceramic materials.
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement: Utilizing smaller incisions and specialized surgical techniques, minimally invasive hip replacement offers potential benefits such as shorter recovery times and reduced post-operative pain for select patients.

Hip Implants: Components and MaterialsTotal hip implants consist of several components:

  • Femoral Component: Attached to the upper end of the femur, the femoral component typically includes a stem that anchors into the femoral canal and a ball-shaped head that replaces the natural hip ball joint.
  • Acetabular Component: Placed into the hip socket (acetabulum), the acetabular component may include a metal shell lined with a plastic or ceramic insert to provide smooth articulation and stability.
  • Bearing Surface: The interface between the femoral head and the acetabular component, the bearing surface may consist of metal-on-plastic, ceramic-on-plastic, ceramic-on-ceramic, or metal-on-metal materials.

Your orthopedic surgeon will recommend the most appropriate implant components and materials based on factors such as your age, activity level, bone quality, and overall health.

Treatment Process

  • Pre-operative Evaluation: Before surgery, patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation, including medical history review, physical examination, and imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans to assess hip joint damage and alignment.
  • Surgical Procedure: Total hip replacement surgery is typically performed under general or regional anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision over the hip joint, removes damaged bone and cartilage, and implants the prosthetic components to restore hip function and mobility.
  • Post-operative Care: After surgery, patients receive specialized care in the hospital or surgical facility, including pain management, physical therapy, and assistance with mobility and activities of daily living.
  • Follow-up and Recovery: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor healing progress, assess hip function, and address any concerns. Most patients experience significant pain relief and improved hip function within weeks to months after surgery.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Total Hip Replacement?

  • Expertise in Hip Replacement Surgery: Our orthopedic surgeons are highly experienced in performing total hip replacement surgeries, utilizing advanced techniques and technologies to optimize outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • Individualized Treatment Approach: Neo TrueNorth provides personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals, ensuring comprehensive evaluation, precise surgical planning, and optimal post-operative rehabilitation.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our modern facilities are equipped with advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment, enabling safe and effective total hip replacement procedures with minimal discomfort and complications.
  • Commitment to Patient-Centered Care: At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction, striving to deliver compassionate care and support throughout the treatment journey.

Don’t let hip pain limit your mobility and quality of life. Contact Neo TrueNorth today to explore total hip replacement options and take the first step toward a pain-free and active lifestyle.