Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery
The hip joints are the largest ball and socket joints in the body and susceptible to wear, tear and injury. Over time, the femoral head (ball) and the pelvic bone (socket) can be damaged from wear and disease, usually arthritis, causing pain and limiting mobility. When other orthopedic treatments are not effective for relieving pain, hip joint replacement may be recommended. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at DOCS Health offer advanced robotic hip replacement surgery at our Los Angeles medical center.
Are You a Candidate for Total Hip Arthroplasty?
Hip replacement is one of the most successful joint replacement surgeries. Close to half a million of these surgeries are performed each year in the U.S. While our orthopedic specialists recommend conservative or minimally-invasive treatments for hip joint issues, some patients may be good candidates for hip replacement surgery. Some indicators of good candidates for total hip arthroplasty include:
- An x-ray is taken to rule out any bony defect, as well as an MRI presenting damaged joint and damaged cartilage.
- You have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or avascular necrosis.
- “Grinding” or “grating” of hip joint
- Limited range of motion and function due to stiffness and severe pain
- Attempted conservative treatment such taking NSAIDs, physical therapy and non-surgical treatment options still leave you having hip joint pain.
At DOCS Health, we have invested in cutting-edge medical technology to assist in complex surgical procedures, like total hip arthroplasty. Our orthopedic surgeons utilize robotic assistance in performing hip replacement surgery. This technology allows for more precise placement and less tissue damage during surgery for improved performance and a faster recovery for our patients.
If you have chronic hip pain due to osteoarthritis or other joint disease or damage, contact us at DOCS Health in Los Angeles. We can schedule a hip joint consultation with one of our orthopedic surgeons to discuss treatment options, including robotic hip replacement surgery.