Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery for Patients from Freehold, NJ
A minimally invasive, total hip replacement may be a good option for a relatively young individual who would like to be proactive in addressing a damaged hip joint before chronic pain sets in or significant mobility is lost. If you are currently considering a hip replacement, you can come to New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ, to consult with a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in total joint replacement. We offer a range of surgical and nonsurgical options to help prevent hip pain from interfering with our patients’ active lifestyles, and we can recommend the most appropriate treatment approach for you.
The surgeons at New Jersey Joints in Freehold perform hip replacement procedures using innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques, which offer many advantages over the more invasive approaches of yesteryear. For instance, minimally invasive hip replacement typically involves the use of:
- A few small incisions (instead of a single, long incision), which can help prevent disruption to surrounding tissue as well as minimize the resulting scarring and accelerate the recovery process that follows
- Advanced computer navigation systems, including virtual simulators that provide real-time information to a surgeon as he or she operates, which can facilitate a high level of surgical precision
- Durable replacement joints that are constructed of complex materials like highly crosslinked polyethylene, which is much more robust than traditional forms of plastic, and can also help prevent bone loss (which can lead to artificial joint failure)
The rehabilitation process that follows hip replacement surgery usually includes physical therapy. The in-house team of physical therapists at New Jersey Joints works with each patient to develop a customized exercise program designed to help him or her regain mobility and strength in the treated hip. We also provide detailed instructions on how to safely climb and descend stairs, how to get into and out of a seated position, and how to properly care for the surgical site as it heals.
The surgeons at New Jersey Joints believe that education is essential to a prospective patient who is considering surgery. If you’d like to discuss minimally invasive hip replacement and other treatment options available for hip pain, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in in Freehold, NJ.