Dr. Kuesis performs a full range of orthopedic procedures, specializing in total replacement, and minimally invasive arthroscopic and surgeries. When other options are not helping or resolving Hip pain, Hip Surgery may be recommended.
Anterior Hip Replacement, Anterior Approach: With the exception of the incision used to access the hip joint, the Anterior Hip Replacement is the same as a total hip replacement. The surgeon will access the hip joint from the front anterolateral portion of the hip, as opposed to the side or back. This will allow the surgeon to maneuver between major muscles of the hip area, preserving the tissue and minimizing recovery time. The major benefits of the anterior hip replacement include quicker recovery time, less postoperative restrictions, and patients can go home on the same day.
Mini Total Hip Replacement: This type of Hip Replacement has a smaller incision site, minimizing recovery time and pain. The surgeon will apply a small incision to access the damaged tissue portion of the hip joint and remove the femur and damaged femoral head. If there is any damaged cartilage or bone, the surgeon will remove it at this time. In order to attach metal components, the end of the femur is hollowed out and the implant is placed into the hollowed out top. The surgeon will attach a metal ball to the stem of the implant, then join the components to create the new hip joint.
Total Hip Replacement: In this type of procedure, the damaged hip joints are replaced with implants that act as the balls and sockets of a healthy hip. The surgeon will remove the damaged head of the femur and any damaged cartilage and bone from the hip socket. Following the removal of the femur and damaged tissue, a metal socket is placed into the hip cavity, followed by a liner that is pressed into the hip socket. In order to attach metal components, the end of the femur is hollowed out and the implant is placed into the hollowed out top. The surgeon will attach a metal ball to the stem of the implant, then join the components to create the new hip joint.
Hip Revisions: Unlike traditional total hip replacements, the femoral head is not removed during this procedure. An incision site will be created to allow access to the femoral head, which will be trimmed and capped with a smooth metal covering. All damaged cartilage and bone located within the socket will be removed. A metal shell will replace the removed tissue, the same as a traditional hip replacement.
Hip Joint Injection: The Physician will inject medicine into the hip joint, helping to locate the pain and reduce it simultaneously. In some procedures, the use of Ultrasound or X-Ray machines can be used to increase the precision of the injection. The medicine used in this procedure is designed to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Hip Arthroscopy: This procedure is designed to diagnose and treat problems in the hip joint. Typically an outpatient procedure, it examines the inside of the hip joint using arthroscopic instruments. By inserting arthroscopic cameras and injecting expanding fluid into the joint, this will allow the surgeon to have a direct view of any problem areas. As soon as these problem areas are identified, the surgeon will correct them with the aid of arthroscopic tools and a video monitor.
Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI): If the patient suffers from Femoral-Acetabular Impingement, this minimally invasive hip procedure may be recommended and performed as a way to identify and correct problem areas. By inserting arthroscopic cameras and injecting expanding fluid into the joint, this will allow the surgeon to have a direct view of any problem areas. As soon as these problem areas are identified, the surgeon will correct them with the aid of arthroscopic tools. This procedure could include removing loose or damaged tissue, repairing a torn labrum with sutures, or filing down growths to provide proper joint movements.
Be sure to thoroughly and clearly explain what you are experiencing to your surgeon, as well as describing your lifestyle. They will discuss the technique they recommend for your particular case, and you can take the best steps to increase your quality of life.
*Important Safety Note: Hip replacement surgery is intended to relieve hip pain and improve hip function. However, implants may not produce the same feel or function as your original hip. There are potential risks with hip replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. The longevity of implants depends on many factors, such as types of activities and weight. Do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if you do not follow your surgeon’s limitations on activity level. Early failure can happen if you do not guard your hip joint against overloading due to activity level, failure to control body weight, or accidents such as falls. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.
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