When it comes to choosing the best hip replacement surgeon in New Jersey or New York, many patients put their trust in the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Gotham City Orthopedics. Our orthopedic specialists only suggest total hip replacement when it is evident that no other treatment will suffice. We also use proven hip prosthetics that have shown many years of endurance through extensive testing.
Dr. Timothy Henderson uses a muscle sparing anterior approach for his total 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 and allows many minimally-invasive total hip replacement candidates to go home on the same day as their procedure. Dr. Henderson has performed over 350 of these procedures without a dislocation or fracture.
The Gotham City orthopedic surgeons provide a well-rounded, compassionate approach to give patients the best treatment and recovery experience possible.
What is total hip replacement?
Total hip replacement is a specialized procedure in which the ball and socket joint of the hip are 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, minimally-invasive total hip replacement might be the treatment you need.
Consultation With Our Orthopedic Surgeons
If you are experiencing debilitating pain in the hip region that isn’t going away with conventional treatment methods, your next step is a consultation with the experts at Gotham City Orthopedics at one of our five convenient locations in New York City and New Jersey. During your appointment, our orthopedic hip specialists will present your best treatment options, whether it’s total hip replacement surgery or a different procedure.
At Gotham, we understand that hip replacement surgery is a big decision, so 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 to ensure peace of mind. If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure, feel free to contact us.
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, you might think it was a completely different procedure.
There are several distinct procedures involved in modern day total hip replacement. Your 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, making recovery less painful.
For more information about the anterior approach, please consult one of our NYC and NJ Orthopedic Surgeons.
Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement
When considering total hip replacement surgery, patients should familiarize themselves with 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. Since our orthopedic surgeons are always interested in providing you with the least invasive approach, they will explore these options first. Our physicians will also be happy to answer any questions you have, allowing you to have confidence in the treatment.
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 to the hospital in the morning, where you will immediately go into surgery. Patients can be discharged as early as mid to late afternoon. In some cases, 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 and begin rehabilitation the next day. This means less pain, less postoperative stiffness, and back to work and sports much faster than the traditional approach.
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Gotham City Orthopedics boasts some of the best board-certified experts in joint replacement in NYC and NJ. The 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. Contact us for all of your orthopedic needs.