Exceptional Treatment for Hip Joint Pain and Disorders
At Augusta Orthopedic Surgery, we provide complete treatment programs for patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery. Our programs are known throughout the Valley and the state. Our team of doctors operates from the Augusta Health Joint Center in Fishersville, VA. Our team of surgeons, nurses, and therapists work closely with you to help provide a successful stay while you recover from a total hip replacement surgery.
The Augusta Health Joint Center is committed solely to orthopedic surgery, making it the Valley's choice for exceptional joint replacement surgery and orthopedic care. The same quality programs for which it is known here have earned the hospital a reputation for excellence in orthopedic care across the nation.
What Is Hip Replacement Surgery?
The hip joint has a layer of smooth cartilage on the ball of the femur (upper thigh bone) and another layer within the socket. The cartilage acts as a cushion and allows for smooth movement of the hip. Arthritis occurs when this cartilage is worn down to the bone. Bone rubbing against bone in the joints leads to swelling, discomfort, and stiffness. Degenerative joint disease is one of the reasons to get a hip replacement surgery.
During a total hip replacement surgery, the arthritic ball of the femur and the damaged cartilage from the hip socket are removed. The arthritic ball is replaced with a metal ball that’s fixed solidly to a stem inside the femur. The hip socket is replaced with a plastic liner that’s fixed inside a metal shell. This creates a joint that moves smoothly with less pain.
For many of our patients, a hip replacement surgery feels completely natural. Good to excellent results are expected most of the time, with more than 90% of patients experiencing relief of discomfort and significantly increased activity and mobility.
What Are the Possible Risks With Hip Replacement Surgery?
Augusta Orthopedic Surgery takes necessary precautions to prevent possible risks during surgery. The majority of hip replacement surgeries are free of complications. Two of the most common concerns are infections and blood clots. To avoid these complications, you’ll receive antibiotics and blood thinners.
Every precaution is taken to the operating room to reduce your risk for infection. There’s also a risk of hip dislocation after surgery. Your therapists and nurses will teach you special precautions to help you avoid dislocation of the new hip joint.
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