While conservative treatments for hip damage should always be the first choice for physicians and patients alike, there may come a point where your joint stiffness and pain interferes with everyday tasks, like shopping, bathing, or even sleeping. If this is the case, it may be time to visit the orthopedic doctors of Premier Bone & Joint Centers at our Casper, Wyoming, clinic to talk about hip replacement surgery. Our highly experienced team possesses both board certifications and an additional year of fellowship training in their specialties, and we’ll get you back to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.
Diagnosing Hip Damage
Oftentimes, you’ll require hip replacement surgery if you also suffer from another condition that affects the bones, like:
- Osteoarthritis – The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage cushioning your hip joint wears down, causing bone to painfully grind against bone during movement.
- Rheumatoid arthritis – This autoimmune disorder affects the lining of your hip joint, causing it to swell and deform. Not only does this make it difficult to move, but it also causes severe pain and may increase risk of falling.
- Osteonecrosis – When your hip joint loses its necessary blood supply, the bone tissue dies. Eventually, the bone collapses, causing pain and limiting mobility.
When you visit one of our orthopedic doctors, they’ll perform a series of exams in order to accurately diagnose your condition before determining whether hip replacement surgery is necessary.
The Best Possible Treatment
When you choose Premier Bone & Joint Centers for your hip replacement surgery, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. All of our surgeons stay up to date on the most advanced techniques and technology to minimize your recovery time. Additionally, many of our surgeons benefit from extra training due to their membership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Don’t live with joint pain any longer. Instead, schedule an appointment with the orthopedic doctors of Premier Bone & Joint Centers today at our Casper, WY, clinic. We’d be happy to discuss whether hip replacement surgery would offer you much-needed relief.