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Hip Replacements

Hip Replacements in Dearborn, MI

Hip replacement surgery is a common solution to chronic hip pain and joint degeneration. When you need a hip replacement, your orthopedic surgeon can help.

Why You Might Need Hip Replacement Surgery

Your orthopedic specialist may recommend hip replacement surgery if your hip joint is damaged from:

    • Age-related conditions like osteoporosis
    • Trauma from overuse at work or from playing a sport
    • Degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
    • Trauma to your hip from an injury or accident

Who Can Benefit From a Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery can benefit people who are experiencing:
    • Hip pain which limits walking and other activities
    • Hip pain which is continuous, whether you are active or inactive
    • Hip stiffness which interferes with moving your leg
    • Severe hip pain which isn’t relieved by other treatments

The Hip Replacement Surgery Procedure

These are the steps involved in a hip replacement surgery procedure, according to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons:
    1. The damaged femoral head of the hip is removed and replaced with a prosthetic stem
    2. A prosthetic ball is placed on the upper part of the stem, which will function as the new femoral head
    3. Damaged cartilage is removed and replaced with a prosthetic socket
    4. A prosthetic spacer is placed between the ball and socket to create a smooth gliding motion

Recovery From Hip Replacement Surgery

After surgery, it typically takes up to 3 months for you to be able to resume your daily activities. Recovery continues for up to one year after surgery. You may not be able to resume activities like running, which can put stress on the new hip joint. You may need to substitute low impact activities like bike riding or swimming.

Alternatives to Hip Replacement Surgery

There are less invasive options for mild to moderate hip pain. Your orthopedic specialist may recommend:
    • Taking prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medication
    • Cortisone injections into your hip joint
    • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

To find out more about hip replacements and how a hip replacement can help you, call Dr. Joseph Finch at Michigan Orthopedic Specialists, with offices in Dearborn, and Farmington Hills, MI. You can reach him in the Dearborn location by calling (313) 277-6700, or in Farmington Hills by calling (248) 372-9600, so call today.