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Hip Reconstruction & Replacement

Our hips bear the weight of the entire body, which is why chronic hip pain, especially common in active adults, can be debilitating at times. Hip injuries can result from a traumatic direct blow to the hip, a fall, an excessive twisting motion or a bone disease, such as osteoarthrtitis or osteoporosis.

Fortunately, the hip specialists at Wake Orthopaedics offer many hip treatments to reduce the negative impact hip pain and hip injuries can leave on your active lifestyle.

Common Hip Issues Treated at Wake Orthopaedics

Our team of orthopaedic specialists offer hip treatment and hip surgery that can give you back your mobility and restore your quality of life. From tendonitis to hip injuries, hip fractures and beyond, we offer surgical and non-surgical treatment for a variety of hip conditions including:

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Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

If non-surgical methods do not bring you relief, our orthopaedic hip replacement specialists may recommend a surgical procedure to solve your hip or joint problems. To ensure our patients are safe candidates for joint replacement surgery, we follow our standardized total joint pathways. We evaluate many health risk factors including diabetes control, smoking status and BMI and refer patients to the appropriate specialist(s) prior to surgery to optimize the patient, minimize surgery complications and optimize outcomes.

Over the last several years, the physicians at Wake Orthopaedics have performed hundreds of anterior hip replacement surgeries and are on the cutting edge of this advanced, minimally invasive approach to joint pain relief. Our surgeons have received specialized training in robotically assisted joint replacements and performed the first robotically assisted joint replacement in Wake County.

During an anterior hip replacement procedure, one of our surgeons will make an incision on the front of the hip rather than the back or the side (as in the traditional procedure). The location of the incision means the patient doesn't sit on the incision throughout recovery. The surgeon is also able to enter the incision and spread the muscle rather than cutting and detaching it from the bone to access the hip joint. This technique used during an anterior total hip replacement procedure minimizes muscle damage and has the potential to speed recovery, reduce scarring, help prevent hip joint dislocation post-surgery and allow patients to move with fewer restrictions soon after the procedure.

Following surgery, patients will start physical therapy to help improve strength around the operative hip, regain normal function and learn to walk on the new hip joint.

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