Removing Hip Pain through Joint Replacement Surgery
Your hips are put through a lot of stress throughout your life. They move each time you sit, stand up, or walk. Damage to this joint can make these actions extremely painful. In some cases, you pain may be treated with conservative methods such as rest and mild pain medication, but if it is severe enough to be debilitating and does not respond to other treatments, you may need a joint replacement. This is just one of the services we offer here at Trinity Orthopedics.
Surgery is usually used as a last resort by any doctor when trying to ease a patient’s pain. You may require joint replacement surgery if your orthopedist has attempted other treatment alternatives. By replacing the joint, hip pain can be alleviated on a more permanent basis because it removes the root cause of the pain.
There are many causes of pain in the hips. Injury to the joint can happen in an single event or from long-term wear and tear. The exact cause of the pain can help the orthopedist to determine if you need surgery and the best type to ease your pain. Not every procedure done on the hip requires replacing the entire joint. Many are done arthroscopically to fix cartilage or remove bone spurs.
If there has been severe damage to the hip, the doctor may recommend a joint replacement. This may be done for a severe hip fracture. Discuss any concerns you may have about this procedure with your orthopedist to be certain that this is the best course of action. No two people are alike, and your orthopedist will only recommend surgery if it appears to be the best way to restore the full movement of your hip and remove pain.
If you are looking for orthopedic specialists in Hurst who can help you solve your hip problems with or without surgery, call us at Trinity Orthopedics at (817)527-1777.