Hip Replacement

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Reston, VA & Centreville, VA

A hip replacement is a surgical procedure that can eliminate your pain and restore your physical function. Town Center Orthopaedic Associates offers total and partial hip replacements using some of the latest minimally invasive techniques. Located in Reston and Centreville, Virginia, the practice has a team of highly skilled board-certified orthopaedic surgeons. To find out if a hip replacement is right for you, call one of the offices or book your appointment online today.

Hip Replacement Q & A

What is a hip replacement?

A hip replacement is a surgical procedure during which your orthopaedic surgeon replaces your damaged hip joint with an artificial replacement. Hip replacement is an effective solution for people struggling with chronic hip pain caused by a damaged hip joint. 

In addition to partial and total hip replacements, Town Center Orthopaedic Associates offers revision hip replacement to adjust or replace parts of a previous hip replacement. 

A hip replacement offers long-term pain relief and effectively restores physical function. 

Why are hip replacements performed?

In most cases, Town Center Orthopaedic Associates recommends hip replacement when conservative measures are no longer effective or have failed to improve your condition. 

Arthritis is the leading cause of hip replacements. Arthritis causes the cartilage in your hip joint to wear away, resulting in pain, stiffness, and limited mobility. 

Hip replacements also occur for a number of other reasons, including:

  • Hip dislocations
  • Growth abnormalities
  • Fractures
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Infections
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Inflammation

There are several conditions that can damage the hip joint. Issues like overuse and increased stress, as well as lack of exercise, can increase your risk of hip joint damage. 

What happens during a hip replacement?

Depending on your condition, your surgeon may suggest a partial or total hip replacement. In some cases, your doctor can use minimally invasive techniques to reduce trauma and the time it takes you to recover. 

During the procedure, your surgeon makes an incision over the hip to expose your hip joint. They remove the damaged cartilage and bone from your hip and position the parts of your artificial hip replacement. 

Your implant may be constructed from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, or ceramic. After placing the components of your new hip, your doctor ensures they’re in the right position, and you’re off to recovery. 

What should I expect after hip replacement?

After hip replacement, your doctor prescribes pain medication to keep you comfortable during your recovery period. They usually remove staples and sutures after about two weeks. In most cases, you can resume light activities after 3-6 weeks. 

Physical therapy follows hip replacement surgery to help restore your strength and stability.  At Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, the surgeons and physical therapists work side-by-side to ensure you achieve a successful recovery. 

If you suffer from problems with your hip joint, a hip replacement can eliminate your pain and help you maintain an active lifestyle. To learn more, book your appointment by phone or online today at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates.