Hip Replacement

Mehling Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Hackensack, NJ & West Islip, NY

Going through a hip replacement surgery can restore your range of motion in your legs and help you get back to doing the things you enjoy. At Mehling Orthopedics, you can meet with top-rated board-certified orthopedic surgeons Brian Mehling, MD, and Pavel Yufit, MD, who use the most advanced technology and techniques to ensure your hip replacement surgery is entirely effective. You can book your hip replacement consultation at the practice’s Hackensack, New Jersey, or West Islip, New York, locations by calling your nearest office or scheduling an appointment online.

Hip Replacement Q & A

Why do I need a hip replacement?

While preserving your natural bone tissue is always a top priority, in some cases, bones and protective cartilage can become so worn down or damaged, the best solution is a joint replacement. You might need a hip replacement surgery if you have:

  • Severe trauma
  • Wear-and-tear arthritis (osteoarthritis)
  • Cartilage or bone erosion due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Poor blood supply to the ball of your hip joint (osteonecrosis)

In most cases, a hip replacement is the last resort if you have chronic joint pain that doesn’t respond to months of conservative treatments, such as physical therapy.

What is the difference between a total and a partial hip replacement?

Whether you need a partial or a total hip replacement just depends on the severity of your joint deterioration. During a partial hip replacement, the ball of your hip joint is replaced. This is the very top portion of your leg (femoral head).

If you need a total hip replacement, it means that your orthopedic surgeon recommends replacing both the femoral head, as well as the socket in which it resides (acetabulum), located inside your pelvis bone.

Am I a candidate for a hip replacement?

At Mehling Orthopedics, your dedicated orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mehling or Dr. Yufit, sit down and talk with you about your symptoms. They may look at imaging or lab reports to determine the severity of your hip damage. Depending on the outcome of your evaluation, your orthopedist can let you know if a partial or total hip replacement procedure is right for you.

In general, you may be a candidate for a hip replacement if you:

  • Are generally healthy
  • Have arthritic joint damage
  • Suffer from severe joint stiffness
  • Experience hip pain that disrupts sleep
  • Can’t walk or bend because of your hip pain

Hip replacement surgeries are safe and effective for men and women of all ages. Even though this type of joint replacement is most commonly performed between the ages of 50-80, it’s sometimes necessary to treat teens with juvenile arthritis, too.

With the help of the expert hip replacement orthopedic surgery team at Mehling Orthopedics, you can recover from complex hip ailments and get back to doing the things you enjoy.

Find out more about modern hip replacement procedures by booking an evaluation at Mehling Orthopedics today. You can conveniently schedule an appointment online or over the phone.