Hip joint and muscle problems
There are a number of options that the Joint Studio offers in relation to patients who are experiencing difficulties with hip joint and muscle problems.
These procedures are relevant to those who have pain due to arthritis in the joint, trauma from sports or other accidents, and even issues resulting from previous surgeries in the area. After consulting our surgeons, they may recommend one of the following treatments
Hip replacement is the process of removing damaged bone and cartilage from a patient and replacing it with a prosthetic joint.
This procedure is recommended when patients have significant pain that compromises their quality of life. The surgery is an open surgery, as the muscles and tendons need to be exposed and moved to allow for proper access to the ball and socket joint.
Artificial material will replace the ball component at the top of the femur, as well as the removal of the damaged cartilage and bone at the socket that is then replaced by a metal shell. The new ball is then reinserted into the socket. It is important that special attention and detail is applied to the reattaching and reconstruction of the muscles and tendons to prevent further damage. The recovery period requires physiotherapy and exercises to assist with motion and weight bearing on the new joint.
Hip Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows your surgeon to view the hip joint in a minimally invasive manner using a small camera known as an arthroscope.
The operation is done through small incisions in the hip through which the instruments are inserted to conduct the assessment and complete the necessary procedure. Post-surgery movement and weight bearing is allowed almost immediately with assistance from crutches, which are generally no longer needed after 1 week.
Soft Tissue Hip Reconstruction
Soft tissue hip reconstructions are generally preformed when a patient is still experiencing severe pain after a hip replacement.
After a patient has undergone a hip replacement, the new prosthesis disturbs the soft tissue and muscles around it. During the initial surgery, the muscles and tendons must be divided in order to reach the intended surgical area. A lot of time is spent reconstructing these as the incisions are closed.