Hip Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Margate, FL
During hip replacement, a surgeon removes the damaged sections of the hip joint and replaces them with parts usually constructed of metal, ceramic, and very strong plastics, creating an artificial joint. This artificial joint helps reduce pain and improve function.
Risks Associated with Hip Replacement Surgery
There are many risks associated with any surgery, here are the risks specifically associated with a hip replacement:
- Blood clots – Clots can form in the leg after surgery, which poses a huge risk
- Infection – Infections can occur at the site of the incision and in the deeper tissue near the new hip
- Fracture – During surgery, healthy portions of the hip joint might fracture
- Dislocation – Certain positions can cause the ball of the new joint to come out of the socket, especially in the first few months after surgery
- Change in leg length – Surgeons take steps to try to prevent this, but occasionally a new hip hip makes one leg longer or shorter than the other
- Loosening – This seems to be a rare complication where sometimes the new joint may loosen over time, causing pain in the hip
- Nerve damage – Rarely, nerves in the area where the implant is placed can be injured
Hip Surgery Recovery and Results
Daily activity and exercise will help one regain the use and strength of their new joint and surrounding weak muscles. Physical therapy will be a routine activity for a while after the surgery and recovery varies from person to person, but in most cases, people are doing well three months after the procedure.
The new hip joint results in reduced pain and increased range of motion, allowing one to participate in activities without pain or stress.
To schedule a consultation at one of our two conveniently located South Florida locations, call South Florida Orthopedic Group (fka Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence) in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 771-8177 or in Margate at (954) 580-4080. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
- Hip Replacement Surgery
- Hip Arthritis
- (FIA) Labral Tear of the Hip
- Anterior Hip Replacement
- Total Hip Replacement
- Hip Pain
- Hip Preservation