Hip Replacement, Resurfacing, Arthroscopy, Revision, and Osteotomy
Accurate information is extremely important in making decisions about hip surgery. The orthopaedic surgeons at the Evarts Joint Center will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and will help you choose the treatment plan that is right for you. Evarts is a referral center for the most complex hip replacements, and is the only center in the area offering hip arthroscopy and osteotomy. We have the widest range of treatment options in Upstate New York. If you already have a plan in place, we're happy to give you another opinion.
Hip Replacement may provide the greatest hope for ending your pain from arthritis or injury and restoring mobility. There are four main parts to the prosthetic hip. Your surgeon will select the parts that are best for you. They include: a cup-shaped device that replaces your hip socket, a liner that fits in the cup, a ball that replaces the head of your thigh bone, and a stem that fits inside your thigh bone for stability. These different parts are made from a variety of materials including titanium, metal alloys, high grade plastics, or ceramics.
Learn about the Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement The anterior approach is an innovative and minimally invasive procedure that can offer several advantages for patients who qualify for this approach.
Hip Resurfacing is an effective solution for some younger and athletic people because the procedure preserves more bone. Its not usually preformed in women because of issues related to bone density. The head of the femur is shaved and fit with a metal cap, rather than removed, as in hip replacement surgery. The hip socket is replaced with a cup-shaped device. After recovery, patients can sometimes resume impact activities such as running or karate.
Hip Arthroscopy is a tool for looking inside the hip joint and gaining access to perform some surgical techniques. Due to the small incisions made, this technique may reduce the amount of pain after surgery and usually allows the patient to return home the same day as his/her surgery.
What is arthroscopy? Instead of a long incision, the surgeon makes tiny portal incisions. A tiny camera with a built-in light is inserted into one of the portals. Then the surgeon can watch live images on a monitor and see inside the joint to find the source of the problem.
After the exact location of your pain is identified using arthroscopy, various surgical techniques can be performed to address the cause of your pain. The surgeon will use the additional portals to insert necessary surgical instruments.