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Hip Surgery

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Hip Surgery

What is Hip Surgery?

During hip surgery, bones, ligaments, cartilage and tendons of the hip joint are repaired.

Also Known As:

  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip scope
  • Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF)
  • Hip pinning surgery

Conditions Treated with Hip Surgery:

Hip surgery may be performed in cases of hip fracture, hip arthritis, cartilage tear, hip impingement, loose cartilage or bone and inflammation of the synovium.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Hip Surgery:

Non-surgical alternative to hip surgery include pain medication, hip brace, strength training, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, hyaluronic acid injections and steroid injections. Arthroscopic hip surgery is a surgical alternative.

Anesthesia with Hip Surgery:

Hip surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Hip Surgery:

Possible risks following hip surgery include instability, infection, pain, bleeding, nerve damage, malunion, ileus and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for a break to fail to heal.

Recovery from Hip Surgery:

Total recovery from hip surgery takes two to six months.

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