Total Hip Replacement
What is the process before and after Hip Replacement?
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When I Should Consider a Total Hip Replacement?
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
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
How To Know if a Total Hip Replacement is Right for You?
Patients who are considering a Total Hip Replacement are often given an abundance of information about the procedure by friends and family and this information can be confusing and overwhelming. 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 Total Hip Replacement should only be considered when other more conservative options have not provided relief from chronic hip pain.
If you are considering a Total Hip Replacement, contact our offices in Mahwah or Clifton, NJ to discuss your options with Dr. Nicholas Alexander.