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The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hip Conditions

Do I Need A Hip Replacement?

Persistent hip pain, typically associated with arthritis, can cause stiffness or weakness, which can lead to reduced mobility. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to consider a hip replacement procedure. Only a medical professional can diagnose the root of the problem, but it is possible to narrow down where the discomfort may be occurring and identify potential remedies.

While it may seem as if a hip condition can only cause pain in the hip area, discomfort can also be present in an individual’s back or thighs. If the pain is severe enough to make simple, routine activities more difficult, it may be best to seek medical advice from our extensively trained orthopaedic surgeons. If any of the following concerns are present, scheduling a consultation could be beneficial:

  • Disrupted sleep schedule
  • Injury, fracture, or bone tumors
  • Complications from previous hip surgery
  • Osteonecrosis (bone damage due to reduced blood flow; avascular necrosis)

Hip replacement surgery can be successful for many otherwise healthy individuals. Advanced techniques and state-of-the-art artificial implants have made hip replacements an excellent option for adult patients of all ages. The latest technology allows individuals to return to normal activity with minimal restrictions, significantly enhancing quality of life. Not all patients will need surgery for their condition, and our practice is dedicated to using minimally invasive and conservative techniques whenever possible. Our highly-skilled surgeons at Orthopaedic Specialists will conduct a physical examination and create a custom treatment plan to suit your needs. If you are experiencing complications associated with a previous hip operation, Dr. Ryan Pokorney is extensively trained in hip replacement surgery and can give advice on how to best address those issues. The anterior approach that Dr. Pokorney offers typically has an accelerated recovery compared with the posterior approach.

Contact us today to ask any questions about hip replacement surgery or to set up a consultation. We look forward to working with you to bring comfortable movement back to your life.

What Are The Benefits Of Hip Replacement With An Anterior Approach?

Are you experiencing pain from a hip condition? If normal activities, such as walking or standing up after sitting, are becoming difficult or impossible, a replacement procedure may be beneficial. At Orthopaedic Specialists, we offer a broad selection of hip treatments, including minimally invasive anterior hip replacement. By creating an incision on the front (anterior) of the hip, as opposed to the outer thigh or buttocks, the surgeon is able to work in between the muscle tissues. This procedure can be less painful than traditional methods, as minimal damage is caused to surrounding tissues. This lets patients sit comfortably without causing discomfort at the incision site. The anterior approach also offers reduced scarring and improved mobility, and patients should be able to bend at the hip and bear their full weight as soon as is comfortable following the surgery. When compared with traditional hip replacement procedures, a recent study found that patients could walk, unaided, six days sooner with the anterior approach.

If you are considering a hip replacement, ask our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Ryan Pokorney about this particular technique. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you find a solution for your hip pain and impaired flexibility.

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