NJ’s Top Hip Replacement Specialist

Located in Mahwah, NJ, Dr. Nicholas Alexander’s practice is one of the most esteemed hip replacement establishments with over 20 years of successful experience.

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A Total Hip Replacement is a very successful procedure that has helped thousands of patients relieve pain from arthritis of the hip and regain mobility and – most importantly – their quality of life.

Dr. Nicholas Alexander is the founder of Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates in Mahwah and Clifton, NJ and a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in both the surgical and non-surgical treatment of hip and knee conditions.

Dr. Alexander completed his residency in Total Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee t the prestigious John Hopkins School of Medicine and has performed thousands of Total Hip Replacements in his over 20 years practice. He also serves as the Chairman of the Valley Hospital Total Joint Center.

At Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Asssociates, Dr. Alexander believes in creating a unique approach for each patient based on his/her lifestyle and goals. He also believes that a Hip Replacement should only be considered when other more conservative options have not provided relief from chronic hip pain.

Dr. Nicholas Alexander

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Specializing In Hip & Knee Conditions

Considering Hip Replacement Surgery?

If you are considering a Hip Replacement, here are some interesting facts you may not have known:

1. Hip Replacement Surgery is Now Performed with Less Invasive Approaches

Traditionally, hip replacement surgery involved a large 8-10 inch incision along the hip. However, with the implementation of newer, less invasive hip replacement techniques, with smaller incisions, the procedure does not require as large an amount of dissection of the muscle, leaving much of the muscle and the tissue around the hip intact.

2. Implants Last Far Longer than Before

Thanks to modern technology, surgical technologies, and improved materials, implants can last more than 20 years.

3. Rehabilitation is Much Shorter than Before

As a result of the advanced techniques (mentioned above) the recovery and rehabilitation profile has been shorted drastically. Rehabilitation begins on the day of surgery and after only 6 weeks of rehab patients see a drastic improvement in the functionality of the hip.

Our Unique Approach To Hip Replacements

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.
  • The 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.
  • 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.

    Once the components are in place and Dr. Alexander performs a series of tests to ensure the hip is moving properly, the small incision is closed using sutures and skin staples.

Learn More Below With Our Video Explinations

How To Know When It's Time for a Joint Replacement

What is the Process Before and After Hip Replacement

Dr. Alexander: Featured Expert on News 12 NJ

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.

With thousands of successful hip 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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