Painful arthritis or injury can limit your hip mobility. This is why a total hip replacement may be the most effective solution to get you moving freely again. The surgeons at Tidewater Orthopaedics have decades of combined experience performing hip replacement procedures.
During surgery, your damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with an implant consisting of artificial components. Our surgeons use advanced techniques, including minimally invasive approaches, computer navigation, and tissue sparing to maximize results.
The benefits of a total hip replacement include:
Our team will help you determine if surgery is the right treatment path. We also offer alternatives like medications, injections, and physical therapy. If a hip replacement is recommended, we will discuss your implant options, surgical approach, recovery timeline, and rehabilitation.
Don’t let a damaged hip slow you down. A hip replacement can get you back to what you love. Learn more about our various approaches to hip replacement or book an appointment with one of our providers to learn if you qualify for a total hip replacement.
Dr. Colin Kingston has been using Mako Smart Robotics for over three years and has had thousands of successful outcomes using this technology. The benefit of Mako SmartRobotics is the smart planning that happens before your operation. You will get a CT scan that will give Dr. Kingston precise information about your anatomy, making your hip replacement one of a kind, just like you.
Find out if you qualify for the Mako SmartRobotics Hip Replacement by making an appointment to see Dr. Kingston at our Hampton or Williamsburg clinics.
A direct anterior hip replacement has many advantages, also known as the Jiffy Hip. The first is this type of hip replacement is muscle-sparing. No muscles are split or cut during the procedure. Unlike traditional hip replacement methods, the direct anterior hip approach involves accessing the hip joint from the front using smaller incisions, working between the muscles and less disrupting surrounding tissues. Because of this, patients typically experience significantly reduced pain and weakness and enjoy a faster recovery.
Precision is another critical advantage compared to traditional hip replacement. The Jiffy Hip procedure allows enhanced visibility and access to the hip joint. A portable X-ray called a fluoroscopy is used during the procedure to precisely place the implant precisely, ensuring optimal alignment and stability. If the case is anatomically complex, robotics may also be used. This precision allows for a natural feeling of hip and optimal longevity. Additionally, the direct anterior approach often leads to fewer hip dislocations because critical soft tissues are preserved and stabilize the implant. Patients can resume normal daily activities sooner and with less pain than a traditional hip replacement because the Jiffy Hip has fewer restrictions on postoperative activities.
If you or someone you love suffers from hip arthritis, schedule a consultation to learn more.
This type of arthritis, also called "degenerative joint disease," is a breakdown of the cartilage in your hip joint. As this protective cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone. Bony growths called "bone spurs" may form in the joint. Pain from osteoarthritis can keep you from being as active as you like.
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