We may not realize how important our hips are to our daily lives until we encounter painful spasms with every movement. If you suffer from persistent hip pain, undergoing hip replacement surgery could offer much-needed relief. At Premier Bone & Joint Centers, our board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors regularly perform joint replacements for individuals residing in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Our highly skilled team can help determine if this procedure is appropriate for you.
What Causes Hip Damage?
The ball-shaped femoral head in your hip joint is meant to move effortlessly within the socket-shaped acetabulum, aided by a thick layer of cartilage and synovial fluid. Sometimes, this defensive layer of the hip joint can wear down as a result of:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
When this occurs, the bones in your hip joint rub against each other with every movement, causing excruciating pain that can hinder your ability to walk, sit, or even sleep. At this stage, undergoing hip replacement surgery may be the most viable option for treating your condition.
What Is Hip Replacement Surgery?
When performing a hip replacement, our skilled hip specialists will extract the damaged or diseased part of your joint and replace it with a prosthetic ball and socket joint attached to your bones. To minimize recovery periods and the likelihood of infection, our surgical team employs cutting-edge techniques and technology, ensuring that your procedure is as minimally invasive as possible. You can be confident that you’ll receive top-notch care during your hip replacement, enabling you to recover quickly and safely.
Don’t let hip pain hold you back any longer. Schedule an appointment with Premier Bone & Joint Centers today at our Thermopolis, WY, facility to explore whether hip replacement surgery is an option for you.