Surgery & Surgery Alternatives
Hip surgery may be the best option for your hip injury, but there are surgery alternatives as well. We offer the latest in medical advancement to ensure that we find the best treatment for your injury or condition. Review hip surgery and surgery alternative options, success rates, recovery times, and more below.
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Total Hip Replacement (Anterior Approach) Surgery
This is a new surgical procedure where the damaged cartilage and bone of the hip joint (ball and socket) is surgically replaced with artificial materials. In order to preserve tissue, in some cases this approach is used as an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery.
Advantages of Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Arthroscopy is a procedure that allows surgeons to view inside a hip joint without needing a large cut or large instruments. This procedure is minimally invasive and used to diagnose and treat many hip conditions.
Painful conditions affecting the labrum, articular cartilage, or other tissues in the joint (resulting from injury or disorder) usually benefit from surgical intervention.
Some conditions include:
A small puncture is made in the hip and the arthroscope is inserted. Images are projected onto a video screen and the surgeon can view any abnormalities. Once the problem is identified, the surgeon will use tiny instruments depending on the treatment required. Some common procedures include:
Arthroscopic Labral Repair
A hip arthroscopy for a labral tear will be recommended if the injury has not responded to non-surgical treatments such as rest and anti-inflammatory medications.
A small puncture is made in the hip and the arthroscope is inserted. Images are projected onto a video screen and the surgeon can view any abnormalities. Once the problem is identified, the surgeon will use small instruments to perform the required procedure. Surgeon will use sutures to repair the tear in the labrum.
Arthroscopic Hip Trochanteric Bursectomy
A hip arthroscopy for trochanteric bursitis will be recommended if the injury has not responded to non-surgical treatments, such as rest and anti-inflammatory medications.
A small puncture is made in the hip and the arthroscope is inserted. Images are projected onto a video screen allowing the surgeon to view any abnormalities. Once the problem is identified, the surgeon will use small instruments to perform the procedure.
The surgeon will carefully remove the inflamed bursa (a bursectomy), and at the same time will perform an iliotibial band (ITB) release. The purpose of the release is to decompress the inflamed area, allowing the region to heal successfully after surgery.
Many surgery alternatives are available for those whose injuries and conditions can still be treated without requiring surgical intervention. Please explore these options below and contact our office to book your appointment and discuss your situation.
What is Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Therapy?
Your body consists of billions of cells that degenerate and regenerate in a daily cycle. As older cells die off, new cells are created from the stem cells. The cells form organs of the body such as skin, muscles, ligaments, joints, bone, tendons, and the brain. Unfortunately, if tissue gets damaged, the degenerative process dominates the cycle and the organs will become less functional, and pain will often result. The stem cells used for MSC are found in your own bone marrow, and are known as mesenchymal cells.
Which Conditions Benefit from MSC Therapy?
Degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and joint injuries respond well to MSC Therapy. Contact our office to find out whether you are a candidate for this advanced procedure
How Does it Work?
For more information on this procedure, or to find out whether you would be a suitable candidate, feel free to contact our office.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment, also known as PRP, is a popular treatment method for a variety of knee problems. It is often used by athletes due to its lack of negative side effects and the fact that little recovery time needed after the procedure.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Though our blood seems to be all liquid (which is called plasma), it contains very small solid parts such as red cells, white cells, and platelets. Platelets play an important role in helping blood to clot, and platelets also contain growth factors that help the body heal itself.
How Does PRP Work?
First, blood is removed from the patient. Platelets are separated and removed from the other blood components through a process known as centrifugation. The increased concentration of growth factors in PRP speed up the body’s healing process. PRP is gently injected into the site of the injury. PRP can also be used to aid in healing after surgery for some injuries.
What Conditions Benefit from PRP?
A number of conditions may benefit from treatment by PRP, but it’s important to visit our office to determine whether your unique condition will be suitable for this treatment. Some common problems that have had successful PRP outcomes include:
Dear Dr. Sima,
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