Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center
Orthopedic Surgeons located in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
If you have severe or ongoing hip pain and want relief, turn to the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center, located in Downtown Los Angeles. Board-certified orthopaedic specialists Marc Samson, MD, Tae Shin, MD, and the expert team offer total hip replacement surgery to restore your hip joint’s structure and function. Call the Los Angeles, California, office to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Total Hip Replacement Q&A
What is total hip replacement surgery?
Total hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which your specialist removes deteriorated hip joint tissues and replaces them with artificial components. Doing so relieves hip pain and improves the function of your hip joint. The Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center specialists offer robotic joint replacement surgery and other innovative techniques for maximum accuracy and precision.
What are the benefits of total hip joint replacement?
The many benefits you can experience with total hip joint replacement surgery include increased joint range of motion, less pain, and no more joint deterioration. Artificial hip replacement components are strong, durable, and long-lasting. They help you stay active and enjoy the favorite activities you once loved.
Is hip surgery right for me?
To find out if you’re a candidate for total hip replacement surgery, your surgeon discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive physical exam to assess your joint’s structure, function, range of motion, and pain levels during various movements.
Your provider might recommend you undergo blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or ultrasounds to get an in-depth picture of your hip joint. Common reasons for total hip replacement surgery include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Age-related wear and tear
- Severe pain
- Ongoing pain
- Restricted mobility
- Pain that interferes with sleep
If conservative hip pain treatments haven’t worked, total hip replacement surgery might be the best option for you.
How should I prepare for my surgery?
Follow all pre-surgery instructions before undergoing total hip replacement surgery. Stop taking certain medications and don’t eat or drink anything the morning of surgery if your surgeon asks you to. Don’t smoke, and arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.
What should I expect during the procedure?
During total hip replacement surgery, you receive anesthesia to numb the treatment area plus a sedative to relax you or general anesthesia to make you fall asleep.
Your surgeon makes a tiny incision using specialized surgical tools. They remove parts of your hip, replace them with artificial parts, and close the incisions. The procedure often takes a few hours. You then rest in a recovery area while the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center team monitors your vital signs.
What happens after total hip replacement surgery?
After total hip replacement surgery, you might stay a day or two in the surgical center or go home the same day. Follow all of your post-surgery instructions. That includes resting your joint, icing the area, slowly increasing activity as directed by your surgeon, and taking medications as needed.
Attend follow-up visits with your doctor to ensure you’re recovering properly, and go to physical therapy sessions to increase hip strength and flexibility. Avoid high-intensity activities indefinitely if your surgeon asks you to.
To find out if you’re a candidate for total hip replacement surgery, schedule an evaluation with Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.
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