You don’t have to live with hip pain. The orthopedic specialists at Westlake are dedicated to innovative and minimally invasive treatment for people with hip pain. With techniques like arthroscopic hip surgery, many hip injuries can be diagnosed and repaired with outpatient surgeries, allowing you to return to activities you enjoy, and to delay or prevent hip replacement.
Understanding Hip Replacement
If hip replacement surgery is needed, Westlake Hospital’s talented orthopedic surgeons strive to provide a minimally invasive hip replacement to get you moving again, faster. Hip replacement surgery removes the arthritic ball of the upper femur (thighbone) as well as the damaged cartilage from the hip socket. The ball is replaced by a metal or ceramic ball that is solidly fixed to a stem inserted into the femur. The socket is replaced with a metal cup, which is fixed to the acetabulum, or socket. The implants are designed to create a new, smoothly functioning joint that prevents painful bone-on-bone contact.
Most often, candidates for hip surgery suffer from:
• Osteoarthritis, a loss of joint cartilage that limits movement, causes pain and inhibits daily activity
• Other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis that results from a hip injury
• Damage to the hip such as a hip fracture
Make an Appointment
Get on the road to healing and call (866) 938-7256 for more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at Westlake Hospital.