Outpatient Total Hip Replacement
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Outpatient Total Hip Replacement
.At some point in your life, you may suffer from debilitating pain or stiffness in either or both of your hip joints. This pain may be intermittent at first, but over months or years may progress and require treatment.
For osteoarthritis of the hips, conservative treatments begin with physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) and activity modifications. Later patients can consider treatment options such as steroid injections, which are approved by insurances. Other injections are also available at patient cost, with varied results including: platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, stem cell injections, and visco supplementation. If these methods fail to provide relief, then typically total hip replacement can be considered
What You Need To Know
The OJRCA Method
A total hip replacement surgery is a procedure where the damaged bone and/or cartilage of the hip is surgically replaced with a prosthetic joint. In the past, total hip replacement procedures would typically require incisions that were 8-12 inches in size. The latest minimally invasive techniques allow incisions to be reduced to 3-5 inches long, depending upon patient factors such as bone structure and body habitus. These techniques have reduced the need for blood transfusions and have eliminated any restrictions (or precautions) following your surgery. Allowing for a speedy recovery.
You may be a good candidate for a total hip replacement if you have:
Pain in hip and/or groin, deep buttocks or thigh, that has persisted after a course of conservative treatment
Diagnosis of moderate to advanced arthritis such as “bone on bone” arthritis. Typically seen on an X-Ray (Does not require MRI imaging in most cases
Pain that is severe enough to prohibit you, or limit you, in daily activities (walking, climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, getting in/out of a car, putting on shoes or socks or trimming nails)
In contrast pain that is likely hip bursitis causes pain on the outside of your hip and is worsened with direct pressure. An example would be if you cannot sleep on the affected side at night.
If this is a persistent problem for you, or you’re not certain where your pain is coming from, our team would be happy to discuss, evaluate, and treat your pain.
“I had my surgery first thing in the morning, and was home by early evening, already walking”
“The entire experience from beginning to end was wonderful. I feel like 10 years have been added to my life and to be pain free is fantastic. I’m back to exercising, driving my car and playing full blast with my grandchildren!”
“Within 14 days after surgery I was walking with a little assistance from a cane and now am fully mobile and ready to start swinging a golf club 45 days after the surgery!”
“Dr. Clifford is an excellent surgeon, but also has a way to talk to and discuss the issues and concerns with his patients. I continue to tell everyone that asks, and some that don’t, how great it was working with him and what excellent results I had. I am very grateful I had him in my corner while going through these surgeries.”
“Dr. Clifford also insisted that I recuperate at home but that I go out for physical therapy. He said that he wanted his patients to “get up, get dressed and go out for physical therapy”. I believe that’s what saved me!”
“Dr. Clifford performed the second surgery with a fairly new and less invasive technique. What an amazing difference. I had the surgery or a Monday around noon and was home around 8pm the same night. ”
“No way! Was my first reaction to the idea that a hip replacement could be done as outpatient surgery. But now, having had both hips replaced six months apart and having returned home the same day for each, I am convinced, pleased, and walking around without pain for the first time in years.”
“I have never met another surgeon that truly loves what he does, cares about his patients and listens to what you have to say.”
Have you been suffering with the debilitating symptoms of arthritis of the hip? You may want to consider conservative treatment options that might be able to put you on the path to relief. If you have tried conservative options and you feel that total hip replacement surgery might be the right option for you, contact us today