When arthritis aggravates and affects the integrity of a joint, sometimes this effect is severe enough to require surgery. These patients usually experience crippling joint pain and severe limitations in their movement which compromises their quality of life. In these cases, and after other therapies have failed, the most common approach is hip replacement surgery.
Through advances in the surgical field safer approaches for hip replacement have been developed. Newer methods are helping patients recover faster with fewer complications. One of the latest techniques is the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery.
Although this surgery has become routine, there are still people who worry about dislocation after the surgery. Dislocation is a rare occurrence, but it does happen. In this video, Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon discusses why this occurs and tips on how to prevent it.
Anterior hip replacement surgery is a medical procedure of replacing the hip joint with a prosthetic implant (hip prosthesis) with minimal disruption and invasiveness to the body. In contrast to other hip-joint replacement surgery techniques, the anterior approach intrudes less on the surrounding muscles using smaller incisions and less dissection of soft-tissues.
How is too old for hip replacement surgery or a total hip replacement? Is there an age when orthopedic surgeons won’t recommend this surgery for their patients? In this video, Dr. Dan Albright from the Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic discusses age limitations on receiving total hip replacement surgery.
Many patients are concerned about becoming addicted to pain medications they are prescribed after major surgery.
Hip replacement surgery is an invasive orthopedic procedure where the damaged hip bone along with some soft tissue and muscle is removed and replaced with an implant. The operation relieves pain and improves movement helping patients resume their normal daily activities.
If you have hip pain, hip replacement surgery is not usually the first course of action. In this video Dr. Dan Albright from the Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic in Raleigh, NC discusses what you should do before considering surgery.