When it comes to choosing among the best hip replacement surgeon New Jersey has available, many patients look no further than the Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at Gotham City. Known for their comprehensive approach, they only deliver total hip replacement when it is evident that no other treatment will suffice. They additionally use proven hip prosthetics that have shown many years of endurance through extensive testing. Dr. Henderson has perfected his muscle sparing anterior approach, which allows some total hip replacement candidates to go home the same day as their procedure. With their well-rounded, compassionate approach, Gotham City Orthopedics deliver among the best total hip replacement New Jersey has available.
What is total hip replacement?
Total hip replacement is a specialized procedure in which the ball and socket joint of the hip is replaced with metal, plastic and bio-compatible components. This procedure is a means of relieving patients from the grueling pain and stiffness of arthritis or other disorders of the hip.
Arthritis, hip injuries, bone tumors and other issues can wear out the hip cartilage and protective tissue, preventing the ball of the femur from rotating comfortably within the cup of the pelvis. When that occurs, normal activities like walking, putting on socks and shoes, climbing stairs and other similar movements can be uncomfortable and painful. When these actions are too uncomfortable to bear, total hip replacement in NYC might be the treatment you need.
If you are experiencing debilitating pain in the hip region that isn’t going away with conventional methods, your next step is a consultation with the experts at Gotham City Orthopedics at any of our five convenient locations in NYC and New Jersey. During this time, our experts will review your best treatment options, whether it’s total hip replacement or a different procedure.
At Gotham, we understand that hip replacement surgery is a big decision in your life and we encourage you to ask as many questions as you need in order to make an informed choice. Our experienced physicians never recommend this procedure until other treatment options are no longer effective. They also focus heavily on patient education, helping patients fully understand the procedure so they have peace of mind.
Total Hip Replacement Procedures
Since its inception, hip replacement has undergone many significant advancements. These advancements have reduced the time it takes to perform the surgery, the length of your hospital stay, the size of the incision and other key factors. In fact, when comparing the hip replacement surgery of today to techniques of the past, one might think it was a completely different procedure.
There are several distinct procedures involved in modern total hip replacement. In order to determine which option is best for you, your next step is a consultation the experts at Gotham City Orthopedics. Your total hip replacement options include:
The anterior approach is a method of performing total hip replacement that can spare some tissue that’s otherwise detached and incised. During this technique, your surgeon works between your muscles and tissue without detaching them from the hip or thighbones, thereby sparing the tissue from trauma. This can make for less pain, speeded recovery, improved mobility and reduced risk of dislocation.
The anterior approach uses one small incision in the front (anterior) of the hip. This differs from other approaches that may use the rear or the side. With the incision on the front of the hip, there is the added benefit of not being where the patient sits, therefore being a less painful location after surgery.
For more information about the anterior approach, please consult one of our Orthopedic Surgeons about total hip replacement in NYC.
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
When considering total hip replacement surgery, patients should educate themselves about minimally invasive hip replacement. This is a general term that describes several variations of the procedure. Minimally invasive techniques can reduce the tissue trauma associated with hip replacement procedures. Because the surgery can be performed with smaller incisions, patients experience less discomfort and a faster recovery.
When you come to Gotham City Orthopedics, be sure to ask about minimally invasive options. In all honesty, our physicians are naturally interested in providing you with the least invasive approach. As such, they will explore these options first. They will also be happy to answer any questions you have, allowing you to experience peace of mind regarding your procedure.
Same Day Total Hip Replacement
Same day total hip replacement is among the most advanced forms of total hip replacement. During this groundbreaking procedure, you will get admitted into the hospital in the morning where you will immediately go into surgery and can be discharged as early as mid-to-late afternoon. In some cases, such patients are even walking by day's end.
This surgery differs significantly from other hip replacement procedures, primarily in the time spent in the hospital. After receiving other forms of total hip replacement, patients typically spend several days in the hospital to recover. With the same day total hip replacement, patients are well enough to return home the same day as their surgery, allowing them to recover in the comfort of their home.
To discover if you are a candidate for same day total hip replacement, your next step is a consultation at Gotham City Orthopedics. Dr. Timothy Henderson uses a muscle sparing anterior approach for his total NYC hip replacement surgery and is an innovator in the field—having created a special table and instrumentation for this procedure. This minimally invasive approach has been perfected by only a minority of total joint replacement surgeons. Dr. Henderson has performed over 350 of these procedures without a dislocation or fracture.
Patients who are candidates for this procedure can be discharged from the hospital the same day as their surgery and can begin an aggressive rehabilitation program much sooner than patients who undergo the more traditional approach. That means less pain, less post-operative stiffness and back to work and sports much faster.
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At Gotham City Orthopedics, we are Board-Certified experts in joint replacement. We provide among the best hip replacement surgery NYC has available. We are eager to help you on your road to smooth function of any joint in your body.
The notable difference between Gotham City Orthopedics and other Orthopedic facilities is our uncompromising care for our patients. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need our assistance in total hip replacement in NYC or New Jersey, we are ready.