Hip Replacement

Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation located in Rockville, MD & Damascus, MD

Hip replacement is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. The expert team of orthopaedic surgeons at Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation perform hip replacement surgery for men and women in Rockville and Damascus, Maryland, and the surrounding communities. If you or a loved one needs a hip replacement, call or book an appointment online.

Hip Replacement Q & A

What is a Hip Replacement?

The hip is one of the largest joints in your body. It’s a ball-and-socket joint that forms where the ball at the top of your thigh bone connects with the socket on your pelvis.

Also called hip arthroplasty, hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which your Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation provider removes damaged parts of your hip joint and replaces them with artificial components. The artificial joint, or prosthesis, relieves hip pain and improves mobility in your hip and leg.

During hip replacement, your surgeon replaces the damaged head of your thigh bone with a metal or ceramic ball and resurfaces the socket with hard plastic. This provides smooth movement without pain.

Why Would I Need Hip Replacement Surgery?

The decision to get a hip replacement should involve a cooperative discussion between you, your family, your primary care physician, and the team at Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. There are many reasons older men and women choose to get a hip replacement, including:

  • Persistent hip pain that limits daily activities like walking
  • Decreased mobility that prevents you from moving or lifting your leg
  • Inadequate relief from nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy

Arthritis is the most common cause of hip pain and decreased mobility. Most patients who receive hip replacement surgery are 50-80 years old, but this procedure has been successful for patients of all ages.

What Should I Expect from Hip Replacement Surgery?

First, your provider at Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation performs a thorough orthopaedic evaluation. They review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and take X-rays of your hip to determine the extent of the damage.

If they think you’re a good candidate for hip replacement surgery, your provider discusses the risks and benefits of the procedure with you. They also take time to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Hip replacement surgery typically takes a few hours, during which you’re under general or spinal anesthesia. Afterward, your surgeon provides you with information on ways to facilitate an easy recovery at home. They may also recommend that you start physical therapy at Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation’s on-site facility.

To find relief from hip pain, call Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation or book an appointment online today.