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Hip replacement—Procedures, Expectations, and Challenges

Cases of hip replacement have been on the rise. The incidence of people experiencing pain in that area can depend on many factors as observed by orthopedics dealing with the cases. For example, many people seek hip replacement due to bone fractures and dislocations. Arthritis and other conditions such as bursitis and hip dysplasia are also some of the main causes of pain leading to surgery to restore the health of the ailing patients.

The process, however, is a simple procedure, and patients can go to their homes the following day after a successful treatment. Successful replacements have made ailing residents seek medical attention within the area. The doctors performing the procedure in the Fox Valley from Green Bay to Oshkosh assert that no one should be scared of the process since 90 percent of the cases are successful and take the shortest time to recover.

Medical Procedures Involved

The replacement is a procedure in which a specialist removes the painful joint and inserts an artificial joint in its place. The joints are often either made of plastics or metallic components. This method is viable if all other methods of treatment have failed. It is, however, harmless and any individual suffering from the joint pain should not shy off. The most common surgical procedure for the process is either posterior or anterior hip replacement.

Are There Complications of the Surgical Process?

This medical procedure is 90 percent safe. However, some complications can arise due to mishandling. The most common complications after the procedure may include blood clotting in the socket, infections, and instability. In that situation, the hip joint tends to pop out from the sockets. Situations also exist in which leg lengths are not uniform. It has also been witnessed that in some patients the arteries and nerves around the surgical spots begin to loosen. Some of these risks can be controlled while others pose a massive challenge to the orthopedists.

After a successful medical process, patients can live their normal lives and satisfy all their social expectations. They can run, jump, and engage in all the sporting activities of their liking.

If you would like to request a consultation with one of the hip replacement specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI), please call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. OSI is Northeast Wisconsin’s exclusive provider of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Hips & Knees.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. In addition to the flagship facility in Appleton, you will find outreach clinics in New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location serving the Green Bay area, inside the NOVO Health Clinic in De Pere.

The Appleton location also has a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.

For post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation, Recovery Inn is located on the OSI Appleton campus. Recovery Inn – the first orthopedics-only recovery facility in the nation attached to a surgery center – feels more like a hotel than a medical facility. At OSI, you can have your surgery and recover without leaving the building. Physical and occupational therapy take place steps from your room, where you will be rehabbing with the nationally recognized therapists from Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Recovery Inn Executive Director Shaena Van Handel at (920) 560-1066.

OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.