Hip Replacement Surgery Questions and Answers
With Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis MD, you’ll be able to get a hip replacement. Dr. Paul is a fully capable orthopedic surgeon and reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist. So you’ll be in good hands. For more information, call us now or schedule an appointment online.
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If your hip joint is damaged and dysfunctional, it can limit your mobility or even be immobilizing. Sometimes the best thing to do is to get a hip replacement to help you regain functionality in your hips. You’ll also be able to enjoy a more active lifestyle again.
If you live in the Massapequa, NY area or surrounding areas, then you’ll be able to receive the advice and services of Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis, your local orthopedic surgeon and reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist. Get in touch with the doctor today to explore the possibility of a hip replacement in Massapequa, NY.
With a hip replacement (also known as a hip arthroplasty), an orthopedic surgeon’s goal is to remove and replace the damaged parts of a hip joint. When replacing these damaged parts, the surgeon will use parts constructed of metal, ceramic, and/or resilient plastic. The patient will be left with a healthy, artificial joint called a prosthesis that will allow for more functionality and reduce or eliminate the pain the patient experiences. Hip replacements are common because the conditions that necessitate a hip replacement are common.
If you are 60 years of age or older and have been experiencing chronic pain and a chronic condition of your hip, then you might want to consider a hip replacement. Many older adults suffer from osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition that degrades the hip joint and bone to the point where the hip becomes significantly less functional. Many other people suffer from bone tumors, rheumatoid arthritis, hip dysplasia, hip fractures, avascular necrosis, and other conditions that might necessitate a hip replacement.
Patients with chronic conditions might have previously tried painkillers, physical therapy, stem cell therapy, walking aides, or hip arthroscopy that didn’t work for them. For these patients, a hip replacement is often the last treatment option and the solution. The hip replacement helps them regain their mobility as well as their independence in life.
With Dr. Dicpinigaitis, you can expect your hip replacement to be functional and as painless as possible. You will take some time to recover from the procedure, depending on the extent of the procedure and your health, and you’ll be limited in your mobility until you heal fully. The doctor will provide you with crutches or a walker to help you walk and heal, and after about a month, you will have a walking aid to assist you. After about 3 more months, you will be able to walk normally, without any assistance, and perform your everyday activities.
Recovery takes time and patience, as well as the ongoing support of your surgeon. Dr. Dicpinigaitis will be available to you all throughout the process. He will also refer you to a physical therapist to help with rehabilitation and to ensure that your hip replacement will be as effective for you as possible.
If you’d like to discuss the option of a hip replacement with Dr. Dicpinigaitis, our orthopedic surgeon and reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist, then get in touch with us at his office. You can reach us and call us or book a consultation with us online.