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Hip Replacement Surgery in St Petersburg
Conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteonecrosis increase the probability of hip joint damage. In addition, damage to the cartilage between your hip bones, fractures, and deformation of the hip bones can affect your ability to walk, sit, and sleep. Hip replacement surgery or total hip arthroplasty can be beneficial when other nonsurgical treatments are no longer effective.
If you are experiencing pain in your hip joint, it may be time for hip joint replacement. First, consult your orthopedic doctor to diagnose and recommend a treatment.
Regenesis Orthopedics in Florida provides exceptional hip joint treatment and surgery. You can count on us for quality hip joint replacement surgery to improve your quality of life.
What Is The Hip Replacement Procedure?
Hip replacement surgery or anterior hip replacement is a procedure where an orthopedic surgeon removes a painful inflamed, damaged, or infected hip joint and replaces it with an artificial painless one.
Your hip is one of the largest joints in your body. It is a ball-and-socket joint, which means the ball part of one bone (the femur or thigh bone), and the socket part (the acetabulum of the pelvis). The ends of the bones are cushioned with cartilage for smoother motion. A healthy hip joint also has a synovial fluid, which lubricates the bones for zero friction.
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As a double Board Certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ragsdell strives to restore patient wellness. As a leading hip replacement surgeon, Dr. Ragsdell prioritizes understanding patient conditions and finding efficient and effective solutions for them.
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During the Hip Replacement Procedure
In a total hip replacement procedure, an orthopedic surgeon replaces damaged parts with prosthetics to enable normal and comfortable hip function. Treatment options include:
- Intra-articular cortisone injection of the hip joint. This can be done in the office.
- Regenerative Injection
- Hip replacement if the hip requires.
What Causes Hip Joint Damage?
Osteoarthritis: This is a condition where the cartilage cushioning between the bones wears off, causing the bones to rub against each other. The friction between the bones then causes stiffness and pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis: This is an autoimmune condition where the synovial membrane in the hip joint thickens and becomes inflamed. Chronic inflammation causes damage to the cartilage in the hip joint, leading to pain and stiffness.
Post-traumatic arthritis: Trauma from a hip injury, whether a fall or car crash, can cause damage to the cartilage and bones. If other treatments don’t work, you may need a hip joint replacement to eliminate the pain and discomfort from a damaged hip.
Osteonecrosis: If your femoral head has a limited blood supply, damage to the tissue in the hip joint may occur. Avascular necrosis causes the bones to collapse and encourages arthritis to develop. As the disease accelerates, it becomes osteonecrosis. An experienced orthopedic surgeon can replace a necrotic hip joint and eliminate pain.
Childhood hip disease: Some children develop hip problems early in life. Even with successful treatment, the conditions may increase the risk for hip damage or arthritis later in life. If you have always suffered from hip issues, you may need hip replacement surgery.
Accidents: Trauma to the hip joint may necessitate total hip replacement.
At Regenesis Orthopedics, we boast a team of qualified practitioners dedicated to offering the best orthopedic care you can access. In addition, we’ll help you regain a healthy, pain-free lifestyle from surgical procedures to physical therapy. Contact us today to book an appointment!