Hip Joint Surgery In ND
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket type joint, with a “ball” at the top of the thighbone (femur) fitting into a “socket” in the pelvis to allow movement such as swiveling and bending.
A hip replacement surgery involves replacing the hip joint with a prosthesis. This is typically done when the condition of the existing joint is beyond repair, which can occur due to a variety of arthritic conditions, bone loss, trauma, or tumors.
There are many different approaches to a hip replacement surgery.
For example, instead of replacing the joint itself in a total hip replacement (also known as total hip arthroplasty), your surgeon may replace just the damaged surfaces of the joint in a procedure known as hip resurfacing.
Your surgeon may access the hip joint from the front (anterior), side (lateral), back (posterior), or top (superior). While there are advantages to each method, the lateral and posterior approaches are more traditional, while the superior and anterior approaches are considered less invasive alternatives because they allow your surgeon to bypass certain groups of muscles and other tissues to minimize risks, lessen post-surgical pain, and shorten your recovery.
The surgery is generally considered minimally invasive when one or two small incisions are used to access the joint instead of the more traditional single, long incision. And it may be offered as an outpatient (same-day) procedure for otherwise healthy patients.
At The Bone & Joint Center, we perform all these types of hip surgeries and more.
If you have hip pain from arthritis or any other condition, seek treatment today. Call The Bone & Joint Center at (701) 946-7400 / (866) 900-8650 for an appointment with one of our hip joint replacement surgeons or you can visit our appointment request page to learn more.