At Longwood Orthopedic Associates, surgery is only one of the many options you can discuss with your doctor. If you need a hip replacement in Chestnut Hill, all the possible choices are clearly explained to you so together, as a team, you and your doctors can determine your best option.
Chestnut Hill hip replacement, also known as total hip arthroplasty, refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint is removed and replaced with new artificial components. A hip replacement procedure may be considered when chronic hip pain and disability have not responded to conservative treatment and interfere with normal daily activities. The hip joint is located at the meeting point of the rounded head of the femur and the cavity-shaped acetabulum of the pelvic bone. It is a ball and socket joint with the rounded head of the femur being the ball and the curved depression known as the acetabulum being the socket. The hip joint is one of the largest weight bearing joints in the body. It withstands the tremendous forces that activities such as walking, running, and jumping generate. As one of the most flexible joints in the body, the hip allows a greater range of motion than all of the other joints with the exception of the shoulder. We treat femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip bursitis, labral tears, replacement, resurfacing, and iliotibial band syndrome. So when your hip condition requires attention, give us a call.
Your surgeon will use arthroscopy surgery. This minimally invasive procedure uses small incisions (about the size of piece of rice) to insert a small camera into your hip joint. Images are relayed to a large screen where your doctor can fix the problem. Recovery time is rapid, the scars are inconsequential, and post-operative discomfort is minimal. This surgery will get you back to a pain-free, active lifestyle quickly. So call us today.