Oftentimes, we don’t think about how often we use our hip joints until painful spasms accompany every movement. Then, we realize that our hips are responsible for everything from carrying us as we walk to steadying us as we sit on the couch. So if you constantly experience pain in this joint, a hip replacement surgery may provide you with much-needed relief. The board-certified and fellowship-trained doctors of Premier Bone & Joint Centers are here to help! We regularly perform joint replacements for residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and our highly experienced team would be happy to determine whether this procedure would be right for you.
Conditions That Cause Hip Damage
Your hips are designed to move fluidly, with the ball-shaped femoral head rotating smoothly in the socket-shaped acetabulum thanks to a thick layer of cartilage and synovial fluid. Sometimes, however, your hip joint’s protective coating will wear down due to:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
When this happens, bone grates on bone in your hip joint every time you move. The result is hip pain bad enough to keep you from walking, sitting, or even sleeping. At this point, hip replacement surgery may become a viable treatment for your condition.
What Does a Hip Replacement Involve?
During a hip replacement, one of our highly experienced surgeons will remove the damaged or diseased portion of your joint. Then, they’ll attach a prosthetic ball and socket joint to your bones. In order to minimize recovery times and reduce the chance of your developing an infection, our surgical team will use the most advanced techniques and technology to keep your procedure as minimally invasive as possible. Rest assured, you’ll receive care worthy of Wyoming during your hip replacement, getting you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible.
It’s time to get moving again. Schedule an appointment with Premier Bone & Joint Centers today at our Cheyenne, WY, clinic to discuss whether you’re a candidate for hip replacement surgery.