A hip replacement, or arthroplasty, is a procedure in which a hip surgeon removes pieces of a hip joint that are painful or have arthritis and replaces them with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.
This surgery is performed so the patient can be relieved of hip pain, regain their mobility and resume normal, everyday activities.
Hip Replacement Overview
Hip replacements are typically performed when non-surgical treatments have failed to provide adequate pain relief or are not a viable option.
Dr. Vigdorchik is a strong believer in prioritizing non-operative treatment for hip conditions, only recommending surgery when most beneficial to the patient.
To determine the best treatment option for the patient, Dr. Vigdorchik carefully considers the patient’s condition, medical history, lifestyle, and personal preferences.
Conditions Treated by Hip Replacement
Each year in the United States, more than 300,000 hip replacements are successfully performed.
Hip replacements can be performed traditionally (called open surgery) or with a minimally-invasive approach.
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Dr. Vigdorchik is experienced in successfully performing minimally-invasive hip replacements.
In a minimally-invasive hip replacement, diseased sections of the hip are removed and replaced through incisions that are much smaller than those of an open hip surgery.
The smaller incisions will:
- Ease pain following surgery
- Shorten hospital stays
- Reduce scarring
- Shorten recovery time
Hip Replacement Recovery Time
After the surgery, patients need physical therapy for weeks to months to regain strength and motion in their hip.
Hip Replacement Articles
Learn more about hip replacements with these educational articles from New York City hip surgeon Dr. Vigdorchik:
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