Total Hip Replacement
Whereas arthroscopy can allow us to perform specific procedures in and around the hip joint, a total hip replacement is a much larger operation.
Just as it sounds, a total hip replacement consists of removing the damaged bone and soft tissue of the hip. These are then replaced with prosthetics that are fit into the remaining bone.
Hip replacements tend to be performed more often on patients 50 and older, but that does not mean younger patients can’t benefit from it if needed as well.
While a hip replacement can be an outstanding option for many experiencing chronic hip pain and limited mobility, the replacement itself is not invincible. It can wear with excessive force over time, and many high-impact activities may not be recommended after a procedure.
Pain Management Injections
Injections of cortisone or other pain-relieving agents may be recommended to provide temporary relief from hip pain. They can also be an effective tool in diagnosing the source of that pain, allowing us to take more direct steps to address it.
By guiding injections to various specific areas and gauging the effects of relief, we can determine whether the pain is coming from the hip joint itself, or an adjacent structure.
Injections should rarely be considered a permanent plan for pain relief, but they can provide immediate, temporary relief before other actions are taken.
Take the First Steps Toward Increased Comfort and Mobility
As we noted earlier, while these are some potential treatment options for hip pain, they do not compose the entire list. There are other forms of treatment that are specific to certain conditions or situations that we might recommend during your examination, once we have taken the time to properly learn about your case.
But one thing will always be true: delaying treatment for any form of chronic pain – whether in your hips or elsewhere – only increases the risk of a problem becoming even more severe and longer-lasting. Let us help you get to the root of the problem and start addressing it effectively.
Schedule an appointment with us by calling (916) 961-3434 or texting (279) 800-4542. We will be more than happy to see you.