NJ's Hip Replacement Experts.

Dr. Nicholas Alexander’s is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 20 years of experience treating Hip Injuries and Arthritis of the Hip utilizing the latest advancement in non-surgical and surgical treatment options including Joint Replacement. Dr. Alexander received Fellowship Training in Adult Reconstruction and Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee at the esteemed Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Taking the first step is the most important one!

Locations in Mahwah and Clifton, NJ
Call Us Today! 973-567-3778

NJ's Hip Replacement Experts.

Dr. Nicholas Alexander’s is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 20 years of experience treating Hip Injuries and Arthritis of the Hip utilizing the latest advancement in non-surgical and surgical treatment options including Joint Replacement. Locations in Mahwah and Clifton, NJ. Call Us Today! 973-567-3778

An Award Winning Program & Staff

Dr. Alexander serves as the Chairman of the Valley Hospital Total Joint Center, which was recently ranked by HealthGrades as one of the Top 100 Joint Replacement Centers in America.

A State-of-the-Art Joint Replacement Program

Patients of Dr. Alexander have full access to Valley Hospitals award winning, comprehensive and systematic approach to Joint Replacements.

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With thousands of successful Hip Replacement procedures performed, Dr. Alexander and Mahwah Valley Orthopedics have been able to give many people their lives back. We would love the opportunity to meet you and do the same.

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Our Unique Experience

For patients suffering hip pain due to injury, arthritis or degenerative condition, awarded and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Nicolas Alexander utilizes his vast experience and expertise to diagnose and treat all conditions of the hip. Our multi-disciplinary approach ensures that each patient’s treatment plan is based on his or her habits, lifestyle and goals.

What Is Arthritis of the Hip?
Arthritis occurs due to inflammation of one or more joints. Some of the most common symptoms of arthritis are pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are over 100 different kinds of arthritis but the two most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis associated with the hips. When a patient has Osteoarthritis their joints get injured or inflamed and their cartilage begins breaking down over time. As time goes on the joints become more broken down and the pain gets worse.

Rheumatoid arthritis is another type of arthritis but it can be found at much younger ages and takes much less time to develop. Patients with Rheumatoid arthritis experience swelling in the synovium (thin lining of the hip joint) that leads to the creation of chemical substances that attack the cartilage.

When I Should Consider Hip Replacement?
In many cases, there is no “perfect time” for a Hip Replacement procedure.  Dr. Nicholas Alexander always ensures that patients have tried conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and Joint Injections.  If these treatments have not provided adequate relief of hip pain or a return to an active lifestyle, Hip Replacement is then discussed.

Fortunately, many of the drawbacks associated with traditional Hip Replacement procedures can be avoided with the utilization of Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates innovative pre-surgery program.  During surgery, Dr. Nicholas Alexander utilizes only the latest advancements in surgical approaches, surgical technology, and surgical implants.  It is this expertise, combined with his over 20 years of experience, that makes Dr. Alexander New Jersey’s Joint Replacement Expert.

Our Unique Approach to Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement procedures can have several different approaches and these are based on each patient and their specific condition.  Dr. Alexander ensures that he discusses all possible surgical options with each patient and it is his goal to return patients to an active and healthy lifestyle in the quickest and safest way possible.

Although the surgical approach may differ for certain patients, Hip Replacement Procedures utilize 4 basic steps:

Preparing the bone: The damaged femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the center of the femoral stem is cemented or pressed into the bone.

Positioning of the implant: A metal or ceramic ball is placed on the upper part of the stem. This ball replaces the damaged femoral head that was removed.

Resurfacing the joint: The damaged cartilage surface of the socket is removed and replaced with a metal socket. Screws or cement are sometimes used to hold the socket in place.

Inserting the spacer: A  ceramic, or metal spacer is inserted between the new ball and the socket to allow for a smooth gliding surface for the hip

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