Degenerative arthritis and direct trauma to your hip may require hip replacement surgery. To restore your hip health and increase your mobility, experienced orthopedic surgeon, Nabil Ebraheim, MD, offers comprehensive hip reconstruction and replacement surgical care at his Toledo, Ohio, orthopedic practice. You can expect a custom treatment plan to address your specific needs and protect your overall health. Find out if you’re a candidate for hip surgery today by calling the office, booking an appointment online, or stopping by the center on a walk-in basis.
Hip surgery is typically an option for treating chronic hip pain that results from degenerative disease, like arthritis, or traumatic hip injuries.
For some conditions, Dr. Ebraheim may suggest hip resurfacing, a surgical procedure that allows him to cut away excess bone on the top of the thigh bone and cover it with a smooth metal cap.
This helps your hip joint move freely and without the friction that can cause chronic pain and mobility issues.
Dr. Ebraheim often recommends a hip replacement when resurfacing or nonsurgical treatments, like medications and physical therapy, aren’t enough to alleviate pain and limited range of motion.
After a thorough review of your medical history and existing condition, Dr. Ebraheim can determine if hip resurfacing or replacement surgery is the best option for you.
The goal of hip replacement surgery is to remove the damaged areas of the hip joint and replace them with artificial parts that work like your natural joint.
In some cases, Dr. Ebraheim may need to remove the entire hip joint to improve your hip function and provide you with long-lasting relief of hip pain.
Dr. Ebraheim can often use minimally invasive techniques that require only small incisions to access the hip joint.
Using specialized surgical tools that have an attached camera, Dr. Ebraheim watches a monitor that has real-time images of your internal hip structure while he makes necessary repairs.
Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery reduces the amount of trauma to your body and can ensure you enjoy a faster, more efficient recovery.
In some cases, Dr. Ebraheim may need to perform open surgery to replace your hip joint. With open surgery, you can expect a longer recovery to ensure your incisions heal.
Everyone heals differently following hip replacement surgery. Dr. Ebraheim can discuss what to expect during your surgery consultation to ensure you’re prepared for your procedure.
You will need to schedule some help at home during the initial days of your recovery and can expect to be off work and other activities for two to three months.
Within 6-12 weeks of your surgery, Dr. Ebraheim will schedule you to start physical therapy to help strengthen the muscles that support your hip. Physical therapy will also help you start walking again and increase your overall mobility.
Dr. Ebraheim monitors your recovery progress through follow-up appointments, ensuring your hip and incisions are healing properly. You can begin returning to your usual activities gradually but may need to limit high-impact activities that can interfere with your healing.
If you’re looking for relief of chronic knee pain, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ebraheim to discuss your options for hip surgery. You can call the office, book online, or visit the orthopedic center as a walk-in.