If you have arthritis pain in your hips, then you may have pain while walking, sitting, or exercising. It can affect people of all ages who have degenerative conditions or injuries involving the hip. Hip pain is not something you have to tolerate.
Hip replacement and/or resurfacing are procedures that can relieve pain and restore function for people with arthritis or other hip conditions. Dr. Mark Kwartowitz, Dr. G. Victor Gibson, Dr. Michael Fleischman in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Brighton, Michigan and Troy, Michigan have the experience and skills to perform all types of arthroscopic and joint replacement procedures.
Hip Replacement Surgery
The hip is one of the most commonly replaced joints. This ball-and-socket joint allows you to move your legs and bend and straighten your body. Osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative arthritis, is the main reason for hip replacement surgery. Other conditions, including trauma, may also cause the need for a hip replacement.
While the symptoms of hip arthritis are tolerable with medications and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary. Hip replacement surgery, also called hip arthroplasty, involves removing the damaged portion of the hip and replacing it with artificial implants called prosthetics. These devices are a replacement for the natural joint and allow pain-free movement.
Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery
An Anterior Hip Replacement is a surgical technique in which the surgeon accesses the joint through the front of the leg instead of through the back through a small incision. This surgical technique is minimally invasive and allows for the removal of the damaged cartilage and bone, and the implantation of the artificial hip joint, without damaging the surrounding muscle and tendons. Dr. Gibson has been performing anterior hip replacement procedures since 2010. Because of his expertise in anterior hip replacement, he has been invited to lecture and demonstrate to other orthopedic surgeons regarding the technique. He has also hosted surgeons to watch live surgery. Dr. Gibson is currently one of the only orthopedic surgeons in Michigan performing this on an outpatient basis.
MAKO Hip Replacement
MAKO Hip Replacement is a cutting-edge procedure that uses robotic arm technology for precise implant placement. It offers a more personalized approach for each patient, resulting in better outcomes and faster recovery times. By placing the implant in a more personalized position for each patient, the patients leg lengths are more accurately balanced, the complication risks decrease and we expect the hip replacements to last longer. Dr. Michael Fleischman has been performing MAKO robotic hip replacement since 2014 and is one of only a few surgeons in Michigan to have performed several thousand of these procedures. Dr. Fleischman utilizes the robotic technology in a minimally invasive fashion so that the muscles and tendons of the hip are not cut during the procedure. Nearly every patient is able to go home the same day following this procedure, and patients require less pain medication, fewer physical therapy sessions and shorter time periods for walking aids than standard hip replacement surgery. With MAKO Hip Replacement, you can expect reduced pain, improved mobility, and a quicker return to your daily activities.
Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip Arthritis Treatment West Bloomfield, MI, Brighton, MI and Troy, MI
See a doctor for your hip pain today at Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Call (248) 669-2000 or request an appointment online right now. We serve patients throughout Oakland County, Michigan and Livingston County, Michigan.