Many of our patients ask similar questions. As a result, this hip surgery FAQ (frequently asked questions) page was created. If you have more specific questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our Beverly Hills hip surgeons, contact us today at (888) 760-3378.
Q: What is an orthopedic surgeon?
Orthopedic surgeons treat injuries and illnesses that affect some part of the musculoskeletal system. They use both surgical and nonsurgical methods to treat degenerative diseases, sports injuries, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. Some orthopedic surgeons are specialists in hip joint disorders.
Q: What makes Hip Surgery Center of Excellence’s treatment program unique?
La Peer Health Systems offers a world-class team of medical and surgical specialists to our patients at the Hip Surgery Center of Excellence. Our patients experience excellent results because of the personal care we offer within a safe and controlled environment. Our facility features a multi-million dollar center, the most advanced technology available, and a first-class support staff. Our goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for every patient. Our promise is to make our patients the top priority and be with them every step of the way.
Every patient is provided with a thorough personal assessment that enables our healthcare team to implement, monitor, and evaluate your care and answer your questions. For more information regarding our services please contact our La Peer Surgery Center at (888) 760-3378.
Q: Which types of injuries and conditions is the hip joint prone to?
The hip joint is comprised of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. It is possible that any of these parts can incur serious injury when trauma that results in an abnormal force is applied to the hip. The hip is also susceptible to conditions like arthritis.
Q: What are some of the different types of hip surgeries?
Hip Arthroscopy – 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 Replacement Surgery – 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.
Hip Dislocation Surgery – A hip dislocation occurs when the thighbone slips out of the hipbone socket. If the bone is broken, open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery is required to fix it. During this procedure, the broken thighbone is put back together using metal hardware.
Hip Fracture Surgery – A hip fracture is a serious injury that involves a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh bone). During the surgery, either a pinning procedure or a procedure involving a metal plate and compression screws will be done to make the repair.
Hip Osteotomy – A hip osteotomy is a surgical procedure in which the hipbone is cut, realigned, and fixed in a new position. The procedure is usually performed on patients who have developmental conditions such hip dysplasia and early arthritis of the hip joint.
Q: Who is at highest risk for hip injuries and disease?
Athletes who engage in high impact sports are at particularly high risk for hip injuries. Hip injuries and disease increase substantially with age. Women lose bone density at a faster rate than men, increasing their risk for injuries like hip fractures. Osteoporosis, nutritional problems, physical inactivity and tobacco use can all increase the chances of hip injury and disease.
Q: What are signs that I may have a hip fracture?
The following are signs that you may have a hip fracture or other serious hip joint injury. If you experience any of these, contact your primary care doctor or an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible:
Every patient is provided with a thorough personal assessment that enables our healthcare team to implement, monitor, and evaluate your care and answer your questions. For more information regarding our services please contact the Hip Surgery Center of Excellence at (888) 760-3378.
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