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Total Hip Replacement

A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased cartilage and underlying bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials. The “ball” at the top of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metallic stem inserted inside the top of the femur. Either a metal or ceramic ball is then joined to the stem. The “socket” part of the pelvis is replaced with a metallic “cup” that is lined with a special plastic liner. Both components of the new hip are sized and positioned to best fit each patient’s anatomy.

Total hip replacement is commonly done through an incision on the back (posterior) of the hip, but can also be done through an anterior approach at the front of the hip.

Your surgeon can discuss the differences between these techniques and help decide which is best for you.

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure done to address problems of the labrum, cartilage, or certain bone or tendon conditions in the hip. This procedure uses two or more small incisions and small endoscopic cameras to allow surgeons to view inside the hip joint in high definition. Once the camera has been inserted, the surgeon uses specialized instruments to remove, repair, or reshape damaged structures.

To begin, the patient is placed on a special table that allows the leg to be positioned for the best view and access to the hip joint. The leg can also be repositioned during the procedure to aid in visualization. The camera and instruments are inserted through the small incisions. After the work is complete, these small incisions are closed with stitches.

Hip Labrum Repair

Hip Labral Repair is an effective arthroscopic surgical treatment for those experiencing chronic pain in the hip as a result of a torn labrum. This procedure uses two or more small incisions and a small endoscopic camera to allow surgeons to view damage to the hip joint in high definition. Once the camera has been inserted, the surgeon uses specialized instruments to remove damaged tissue or debris that is causing hip pain.

To begin this procedure, one or more small incisions are made around the hip. The pencil-sized camera and surgical instruments are inserted into the hip joint and a clear, sterile fluid is injected to allow the surgeon to visualize the joint.

Once the surgeon has inspected the area, the small instruments are inserted to remove or repair the painful tissue.aful tissue.