Hip replacement surgery is a common procedure for individuals with chronic hip pain that’s caused by arthritic damage to the ball-and-socket joint. This surgical procedure involves replacing the damaged portions of the joint with a prosthesis that restores hip function and allows for full range of motion without pain.
Dr. Richard Gray, MD, of Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience providing joint replacement surgery and other orthopaedic treatment options. Dr. Gray offers both partial and complete hip replacement and utilizes both anterior and posterior surgical approaches to treat various hip conditions. He is currently working with the development of robotic-assisted surgery for hip replacement.
When you consult with Dr. Gray about receiving hip replacement surgery, he’ll help you understand your options, which include:
- Traditional hip replacement – In this procedure, a single incision is made to remove the damaged portions of the hip and replace them with an artificial component called a prosthesis.
- Minimally invasive hip replacement – This newer option involves making several smaller incisions and muscle splitting with exit cutting in order to replace the damaged joint with the prosthesis.
Following the joint replacement, patients will need to avoid certain hip movements and complete physical therapy to strengthen the joint. While recovery can be an extended process, most patients experience significant reduction in pain and other symptoms and are able to regain range of motion earlier. Dr. Gray can help you understand the pros and cons of this and other treatment options so that you can make an informed decision and receive the treatment that best serves your needs.
If you are interested in receiving hip replacement surgery or would like to find out if this option is right for you, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine to schedule an appointment. Dr. Gray will be happy to meet with you to discuss your treatment options.
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