Hip Replacement / Resurfacing
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. Kwartowitz and Dr. O'Keefe in West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills, Michigan have the experience and skills to perform all types of arthroscopic and joint replacement procedures.
The hip is one of the most commonly replaced joints. This ball-and-socket joint allows us to move our legs and bend and straighten our body. Osteoarthritis, a type of 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.
Hip resurfacing is a procedure that is used to relieve pain and restore function for people with arthritis or other hip conditions. Unlike traditional total hip replacement, hip resurfacing does not remove the bones in the joint, but instead resurfaces the bone with smooth metal. Hip resurfacing conserves bone and is a less-invasive procedure than total hip replacement. Younger active people are the best candidates for hip resurfacing. Overall, hip resurfacing is a successful procedure and allows the majority of people to return to the activities they enjoyed before experiencing hip pain.
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.