What is a Hip Replacement?
HIP REPLACEMENT is a surgical procedure that removes a painful, damaged hip joint and replaces it with an artificial prosthetic to relieve symptoms and restore movement to the joint. Dr. Thomas John is a premier specialist in primary, complex, and revision total knee and hip replacement surgery with a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, direct anterior and posterior hip replacement, robotic and computer assisted surgery.
When is the procedure performed?
Hip replacement may be used to treat arthritis and other degenerative conditions after nonsurgical treatments have failed. As these conditions progress, the cartilage covering the joint continues to wear away, causing symptoms to worsen so that the bone ends eventually rub together. This may cause severe pain, stiffness and a loss of motion for patients. Hip replacement is considered a final solution for patients who have been unsuccessful when using other forms of treatment.