Hip Replacement Surgery
Whether you suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or a fracture to the hip joint, the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at UnityPoint Clinic - Orthopedics in Fort Dodge have the skills and experience required to offer total and partial hip replacement surgery to relieve hip pain and restore quality of life.
About Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement, also called hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to either partially or totally replace a worn out or damaged hip with a prosthesis (an artificial joint). This surgery may be considered following a hip fracture (breaking of the bone) or for someone who has severe pain due to arthritis or a childhood hip disease.
Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Total hip replacement surgery replaces both the damaged thigh bone (femur) and the socket with prosthetic components.
Partial Hip Replacement Surgery
Partial hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which only the ball of the damaged joint is replaced.
Chronic Hip Pain
Hip replacement surgery can be an effective solution to relieve chronic hip pain and improve mobility. Total or partial hip replacement surgery may be recommended to a patient when hip pain:
- Limits everyday activities, such as walking or bending over
- Continues during daytime or nighttime rest
- Limits the ability to move or lift the leg
- Isn't adequately relieved with anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy or walking aids
If you suffer from chronic hip pain, call UnityPoint Clinic - Orthopedics in Fort Dodge today to discuss a customized solution that fits your unique medical needs and goals.