• Total Hip Arthroplasty

  • Hip arthroplasty is also called total hip replacement and is a very common procedure. During a total hip arthroplasty, the damaged bone is removed and replaced by a prosthetic designed to perfectly replicate the smooth movement and function of the hip.

    The hip is one of the largest joints in the body and helps you do many things, such as bend, twist, sit, walk, and run. It’s easy to take your hip joints for granted until something begins to go wrong and you find yourself living with pain, decreased mobility, and decreased quality of life.

    What is total hip arthroplasty?

    During a total hip replacement, Dr. Colbert removes the affected part of the hip and femoral head (the top of the femur) and replaces it with a prosthetic, or artificial, joint.

    Is total hip arthroplasty right for you?

    Making the choice to pursue a total hip replacement is a big decision made by you, your family, and your physician. Dr. Colbert may decide a total hip replacement is the right course of treatment for you after other non-surgical treatment options have failed and thinks your pain, disability, and quality of life qualify you.

     

    Common causes of hip pain include:
    • Arthritis – Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Post-traumatic arthritis – arthritis that occurs as the result of an injury to the joint and can occur many years later
    • Avascular necrosis – disintegration or collapse of part of the hip joint caused by decreased blood supply over time, usually as the result of previous injury to the hip
    • Chronic conditions – chronic conditions that stem from childhood, or unusual growth or formation of the hip joint.
    Total hip replacement is recommended when:
    • Hip pain limits the ability to do daily activities, such as walking
    • Hip pain persists even when resting
    • Severe stiffness and limited mobility affect daily living
    • Anti-inflammatory drugs, exercise, changes in lifestyle or weight loss, or physical therapy do not work to relieve pain

    Learn more about total hip arthroplasty and what to expect before and after surgery, and watch animated videos about how the hip works and how total hip replacement works.

    Contact COAST Orthopedics today. Dr. Jeffrey Colbert can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today 310-421-2111.