Chronic hip pain can be caused by a variety of orthopedic issues, including osteoarthritis, hip injury or fracture or even childhood hip disease. More conservative, non-surgical treatment options are sometimes sufficient to address these issues. However, in some cases, a patient may require a hip arthroplasty - otherwise known as hip replacement. In New Jersey, total hip replacement patients have the advantage of local access to a branch of world-renowned Rothman Institute, leader in orthopedic advancements and cutting edge research.
Rothman Institute hip specialists are experienced in performing the replacement procedure, which exchanges the damaged bone and cartilage for prosthetic implants. Since the hip is a “ball and socket” joint
, both the “ball” (the femoral head) and the “socket” (acetabulum) are replaced and cushioned from one another by an added spacer, which simulates the healthy cartilage that was lost.
In New Jersey, Total Hip Replacement Patients Can Expect These 3 Benefits
1. Relief from Pain
Following a hip injury or due to arthritic degeneration
, a patient may end up dealing with severe pain that actually inhibits their ability to perform common activities such as simply getting in and out of bed or walking up and down steps. If it is painful even to be in a resting position, then it’s time to consider a total hip replacement as a solution for effective pain relief.
2. Increase in Mobility
The anatomy of the hip allows it to accommodate a significant range of motion when it is healthy. As a ball and socket joint, it supports the body’s weight while also allowing it to turn in various directions. However, it is the cartilage that cushions the bones of the hip joint that make this motion smooth and painless. When the cartilage deteriorates with wear and tear or due to injury, the hip cannot function properly. In New Jersey, total hip replacement patients will have replaced the damaged or missing cartilage with a prosthetic cushion, allowing the new hip to achieve a healthy range of motion once again.
3. A Long Term Solution
Hip replacement is considered one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries. Over the years, improvements in tools and techniques have made the recovery process simpler and the prosthetic more durable. With nearly 300,000 total hip replacements performed annually in the U.S., this procedure is now being seen as the ultimate long term solution for a variety of hip problems.