Hip Replacement Options
If you are suffering from a painful, arthritic hip, hip replacement surgery may be the solution to get you back to an active, enjoyable lifestyle. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Herrick J. Siegel provides three main options for hip replacement surgery, each with their own potential benefits depending on your specific needs and anatomy.
Total Hip Replacement
The most common type of hip replacement surgery is a total hip replacement. This procedure replaces both the ball and socket of your hip joint with artificial components. It is the best option for most patients with severe hip arthritis or injury.
Partial Hip Replacement
A partial hip replacement only replaces the ball portion of your hip joint. It may be suitable for some patients with limited arthritis and good bone quality. Recovery time is faster with this less invasive option.
Hip resurfacing consists of capping the ball and socket with a smooth metal covering rather than completely replacing the joint. This bone-conserving option may benefit younger, active patients.
The surgical approach is also an important consideration. Dr. Siegel often utilizes a minimally invasive direct anterior approach that provides faster recovery and less pain than traditional techniques.
The best hip replacement option for you depends on factors like age, activity level, bone quality, and the extent of damage. Dr. Siegel performs three main types of hip replacement surgery:
- Total hip replacement
- Partial hip replacement
- Hip resurfacing
He will take the time to understand your specific needs and goals in order to recommend the optimal treatment plan from these options. Click on the links below to learn more about each hip replacement procedure Dr. Siegel provides.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Siegel today to discuss which type of hip replacement surgery is right for you and get back to living pain-free.
To learn more about the range of orthopaedic options available to you, contact Dr. Herrick J. Siegel at 205-930-8339.