Pain and discomfort in you hip hinders your mobility, which can have a drastic impact on your quality of life. If your hip is damaged due to a fracture or arthritis, hip replacement surgery will likely be recommended. The Joint Institute at ARMC specializes in posterior and anterior hip replacement surgery.
Anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure requiring a small incision that doesn’t cut muscles from the pelvis or upper leg bone. The result of this type of surgery is less pain and a quicker recovery time. The incision in posterior hip surgery is still relatively small, however it does require cutting muscle to access the hip. The muscles are reattached after the implant is placed.
Hundreds of thousands of hip replacement surgeries are performed yearly. It may become necessary if activities such as walking, sitting, or even resting become painful.
So if you have hip pain, come talk to one of our highly trained hip surgeons and discuss which type of procedure is right for you.