Recognizing when to consider a hip replacement is essential to regaining your mobility and quality of life. If you're experiencing chronic hip pain, stiffness, or limited movement, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Kamal Aderibigbe, MD, in Des Moines and Ankeny, Iowa, can guide you through determining if a hip replacement is suitable for you. Hip replacement surgery is an effective treatment for many conditions that involve replacing damaged or worn hip joints with artificial ones. Dr. Aderibigbe can help you prepare for surgery and answer any questions about the procedure. If you're considering hip replacement surgery, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Aderibigbe today to learn more.
Hip surgery refers to any procedure that involves operating on the hip joint or its surrounding structures. There are several different types of hip surgery that can help relieve pain, improve mobility, and restore your quality of life after suffering a hip injury or chronic condition.
As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Aderibigbe uses the most effective, minimally invasive techniques to perform hip surgery.
Hip surgery can relieve discomfort from several chronic conditions, such as arthritis, osteonecrosis, and fractures. It may also improve outcomes for individuals with bursitis, tendonitis, and other chronic pain conditions that affect the structures supporting the hip joint.
Dr. Aderibigbe may recommend hip surgery if you experience pain that:
Specializing in multiple techniques, Dr. Aderibigbe can evaluate your condition and determine if hip surgery is right for you.
Dr. Aderibigbe performs several types of hip surgery, such as:
Hip resurfacing involves trimming and capping the damaged surfaces of the hip joint, which can preserve more bone than a traditional total hip replacement.
Partial hip replacement involves replacing only the damaged or diseased parts of the hip joint, leaving the healthy structures intact.
Total hip replacement removes the entire hip joint and replaces it with ceramic, metal, or plastic components.
Before hip surgery, Dr. Aderibigbe reviews your medical history and performs a physical. He also orders lab work and imaging scans, like X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT). To help you prepare for your procedure, Dr. Aderibigbe may recommend:
It’s also important to ensure you have a stable support system to help you navigate your postoperative recovery. Dr. Aderibigbe can help gauge your recovery time based on your medical history, age, and lifestyle. Every patient is different, but many patients recover within four weeks of surgery.
Call Kamal Aderibigbe, MD, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hip surgery.