The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that allows motion and provides stability needed to bear body weight. The hip is one of the most stable joints in the body. But its function, bearing the body's weight, makes it susceptible to arthritis other problems due to excessive pressure.
Common hip problems include:
Pain and stiffness
Hip fracture due to injury or trauma
Bruise or tear in hip muscles due to a blow,
fall or quick turn of the body
Snapping hips when walking or moving
Hip problems can be caused by a variety of reasons, including arthritis, injury, Bursitis, Avascular Necrosis and more. If you experience any of these problems, a Mercy of Sacramento hip surgery can help ease your pain. We offer two hip surgeries: hip replacement and hip resurfacing.
Hip replacement surgery may be considered when arthritis limits your everyday activities such as walking and bending, when pain continues while resting, or when stiffness in your hip limits your ability to move or lift your leg.
During hip replacement, Sacramento's Mercy orthopedic surgeons will insert an artificial joint in place of the diseased socket and bone end. Depending on the patient's need, components used include ceramic, titanium or polyethylene high-density plastic. Continued innovation in hip replacement by Mercy surgeons includes the use of advanced bearing surfaces that provide decreased wear and increased longevity of implants.
Once healed, this will help to relieve pain and get you back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. For younger patients or patients not yet ready for a full hip replacement, hip resurfacing
may be considered.
During surgery, we employ a pre-emptive method of pain management. Take a minute to learn about the details of hip surgery.
Learn about how Mercy of Sacramento hip surgery has helped real patients improve their lives.
Restaurateur Randall Selland
underwent hip replacement surgery with Dr. Edward Younger. Now, he's seen a huge improvement in his quality of life and re-discovered his passion for cooking.
Hear how difference hip replacement surgery has made a difference in B'Nica Brown's
world, giving her back a pain-free lifestyle and the chance to "live the life we're all meant to enjoy."
If you're considering hip resurfacing or hip replacment, Sacramento's Mercy Orthopedics can help. Call 916-851-2511
to schedule a hip replacement surgery consultation today or request an appointment online