A hip injury or fracture, whether caused by a degenerative joint disease such as osteoarthritis or by trauma, can be painful and debilitating. Nacogdoches Medical Center specialists begin treating hip pain with nonsurgical treatment options, such as medications, physical therapy or cortisone injections. When nonsurgical treatments don’t offer relief, your doctor may recommend a hip replacement. Nacogdoches Medical Center works with patients to explore all options.
To determine whether hip replacement surgery is right for you, our team of orthopedic surgeons, therapists and pain specialists can diagnose the source of the problem and help you determine the optimal course of treatment. If you opt for surgery, you’ll have access to our Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center to get you back to an active life.
Are You a Candidate for Hip Replacement Surgery?
The most common reasons for hip replacement surgery include:
- Osteoarthritis, a loss of joint cartilage that limits movement, causes pain and inhibits daily activity
- Other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis that results from a hip injury
- Damage to the hip such as a hip fracture
Candidates for hip replacement are generally those suffering from arthritic hip pain that severely limits your daily activity and other treatments, such as exercise, physical therapy and medication, have been ineffective. Each surgeon selects the type of implant that they believe is best for each patient. In replacing the hip, part of the bone is removed and replaced with the implant, stopping the joint from grinding with movement. You may also be a candidate for hip resurfacing if you’re under 60 years of age with isolated bone disease and have strong bone around the hip joint.
Ready to Start Your Path to Pain Relief?
To schedule an appointment with a specialist, complete an Appointment Request Form, call our toll free Physician Referral Service at (866) 697-5864 or search our online physician directory.