If chronic hip pain is keeping you from working or enjoying physical activity, it’s time to consider the benefits of hip replacement surgery. At his two locations in Manhasset, New York, and the Upper East Side of Manhattan, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Howard Rose, MD, understands how debilitating chronic hip pain can be. Dr. Rose uses the latest Mako® robotic arm-assisted surgical techniques to replace your damaged hip joint. Learn more about the benefits of Mako hip replacement surgery by calling the Howard Anthony Rose MD PC office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.
Hip replacement surgery describes a procedure to remove the joint within your hip. This may include part of the thigh bone and pelvis, which come together to form your hip joint.
You may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery if you have chronic pain from an injury or disease that isn’t getting better. Dr. Rose may recommend you for surgery if your hip condition begins to interfere with your ability to work or stay physically active.
Arthritis is one of the most common reasons people need a hip replacement. As the hip joint wears out, it can result in chronic inflammation and pain that makes walking difficult. What can I expect during a hip replacement?
In a total hip replacement, Dr. Rose replaces both sides of the hip joint with an artificial joint to restore mobility and eliminate the chronic pain of arthritis.
Surgery for a hip replacement typically takes less than two hours. It can be done with computer assistance in many cases. Hospital stay is usually one to two days.
Everyone heals differently following hip replacement surgery. Because Dr. Rose uses minimally invasive surgical techniques, you can expect to heal faster with minimal pain.
Rehabilitation begins on the same day of surgery where patients are instructed in gait training and transfers. Physical therapy will continue at home until you are mobile enough to continue as an outpatient. Dr. Rose can help you manage your post-surgical pain and may recommend using a walker or other assistive device to increase your mobility as you heal. Through regular follow-up visits, he can monitor the surgical site to ensure you have no complications or infection.
If you have chronic hip pain that isn’t getting better, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Rose to see if you are a candidate for surgery. You can book an appointment by calling the office of Howard Anthony Rose MD PC nearest you or by requesting a visit through the online booking system.