Hip Replacement Surgeon in Massapequa, NY
The damaged components of the hip joint are surgically removed and replaced with new, artificial components during hip replacement surgery. These synthetic components replicate how the human hip joint works. Have you been searching for a hip replacement surgery specialist? You have come to the right place, Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis MD can help you. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5840 Merrick Road Massapequa, NY 11758. We serve patients from Massapequa NY, Amityville NY, Bellmore NY, Merrick NY, Wantagh NY, Bethpage NY, Plainedge NY, and Farmingdale NY.
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A dysfunctional or damaged hip joint can be debilitating for many people. To restore function and mobility, often the best option is a hip replacement, and this is one of Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis’ specialties. If you believe you could become one of the many people who benefit from his services, then reach out to us at the clinic of Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis MD, or read on to learn more about your local hip replacement surgeon in Massapequa, NY.
With this procedure (also known as a hip arthroplasty), an orthopedic surgeon has the overall goals of relieving pain and restoring a patient’s functionality and mobility. To achieve this, the surgeon will remove and replace the damaged parts of the patient’s hip joint. Replacement is done with the use of parts constructed of metal, ceramic, and/or a very resilient plastic, and then the patient will be left with a healthy, artificial joint. This artificial joint is called a prosthesis, and it offers greater functionality for the patient. It can also reduce or even eliminate the pain the patient has been experiencing.
After the surgery, the patient will spend some time recovering and with rehabilitation, but after about 4 months, he or she will be able to walk normally without assistance and perform everyday activities once again.
The doctor is a fully capable orthopedic surgeon and reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist. He is exactly the type of professional you want for your hip replacement. He has the education and experience you’d expect from a quality orthopedic surgeon, such as having completed his adult reconstructive (total joint) fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, and having served eight years as an orthopedic surgeon with the United States Air Force. Additionally, the doctor has full training in completing hip replacement surgery that utilizes the most modern computer- and robotic-assisted techniques. You can have the highest confidence in his capabilities as your orthopedic surgeon and reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist.
Individuals 60 years or older who have been experiencing chronic pain and a chronic condition of the hip will be good candidates for a hip replacement. It’s common for older adults to suffer from osteoarthritis of the hip which is a degenerative condition that degrades the hip joint and bone, making it much less functional. Bone tumors, rheumatoid arthritis, hip dysplasia, hip fractures, and avascular necrosis are also common or somewhat common. Patients with any of the aforementioned conditions would be good candidates for a hip replacement.
You might have already tried painkillers, physical therapy, stem cell therapy, walking aides, or hip arthroscopy that didn’t work for you very well. If so, then you might make a good candidate. To find out with certainty, contact us here at our clinic. The doctor would be very happy to speak with and see you.
Come see us here at the professional clinic of Dr. Paul Dicpinigaitis MD. We’ll introduce you to the doctor and, during a consultation, he’ll help you make an educated decision about whether to proceed with a hip replacement. He’ll also answer any of your other questions about him and the procedure. We invite you to either call us or book a consultation with us online.
We look forward to speaking with and seeing you soon!