Orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system, which includes the hip joints. Orthopedic surgeons treat injuries and illnesses that affect some part of the musculoskeletal system, including the hip joint. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical methods to treat degenerative diseases, sports injuries, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
The orthopedic surgeons at the La Peer Hip Surgery Center of Excellence in Beverly Hills are leading experts in their field and formulate individualized treatment plans for patients with all different types of disabling hip joint disorders. Patients who opt to visit our world-renowned facilities receive an unparalleled quality of service and care. They also benefit from our knowledge and expertise in the very latest orthopedic hip surgery procedures.
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Hip Surgical Options
Depending on your condition, there may be several options for treatment. These procedures include:
- Hip arthroscopy is a procedure in which an orthopedic surgeon makes small incisions in the patient’s hip area and inserts a camera so the interior of the joint can be transmitted to a monitor and viewed. Hip arthroscopy can be used to detect and treat many hip-related problems including: labral tears, loose bodies, cartilage damage, and arthritis.
- Hip Dislocation Surgery – A hip dislocation occurs when the thighbone slips out of the hipbone socket. If there is a broken bone, it may need to be fixed with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery.
- Hip Fracture Surgery – A hip fracture is a serious injury that involves a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thighbone). Depending on the location of the fracture, a pinning procedure or a procedure that involves metal plates and screws will be performed.
- Hip Bursitis Surgery – Hip bursitis is caused by inflammation of a small jelly-like sac known as a bursa. Hip bursitis surgery involves removal of the bursa. The newest technique is arthroscopic removal of the bursa in which removal is done through a small, quarter-inch incision in the hip.
- Hip Osteotomy – A hip osteotomy is a surgical procedure in which the hipbones are cut, realigned, and fixed in a new position. The procedure is usually performed on patients who have developmental conditions such hip dysplasia and those who develop early arthritis of the hip joint.
Additionally, we offer a variety of non-surgical treatment options for hip arthritis including: physical therapy, medications and supplements, weight loss programs, activity modification programs and walking aids.
Hip Replacement Surgery
- Traditional hip replacement surgery involves replacing the hip joint with a prosthetic implant. The surgery can be performed either as a total replacement or a half replacement. Hip replacement surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or repair severe joint damage.
- A minimally invasive hip replacement is a surgical technique in which a small surgical (three to six inches long) is used to perform hip replacement surgery. Compared to a traditional hip replacement surgery that requires a 10 to 12 inches long cut, a minimally invasive surgery provides numerous advantages for the patient including less pain, less muscle damage, a smaller scar and faster rehabilitation.
- Hip resurfacing is a surgical alternative to hip replacement in which the damaged ball of the hip – instead of being replaced – is reshaped and capped with a metal prosthesis. The damaged hip socket is also fitted with a metal prosthesis.
Find Out About Our Hip Surgery Procedures
At La Peer Health Systems, our orthopedic hip surgeons perform a large number of hip surgery operations each year and our expertise is highly regarded in the medical community. Our orthopedic hip surgeons are trained in joint preservation procedures that prevent progression of arthritic and congenital disease while applying the latest technology and techniques. All of our hip surgeons actively support research and education.
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