Hip Replacement Surgery Performed in Carson City, NV by the Board-Certified Surgeons at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic
Hip replacement surgery is a procedure performed by our board-certified Carson City, Nevada surgeons with the goal of removing a damaged (often arthritic) hip joint and replacing it with an artificial one, typically made of plastic or metal components. While many people may think surgery is the only treatment for a damaged hip, it is actually the last resort treatment after a long list of conservative therapies have proven ineffective.
Before hip replacement surgery is considered, patients often go through a series of conservative treatments, which can include:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Behavior modification
- Weight loss
- Physical therapy
- Hot/cold compresses
- Corticosteroid injections
For many people, these conservative treatments provide relief from hip pain. However, if the treatments are not effective, surgery may be recommended.
At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, with locations in Carson City and other area cities, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients needing hip replacement surgery. During this procedure, an incision is made in the hip area, and the arthritic or damaged hip joint is removed. An artificial joint is then inserted into the empty space within the hip using metal hardware, and the incision is closed. After your surgery, your surgical team will meet with you to discuss your recovery guidelines to help ensure your body heals safely.
Because we are a full orthopedic and surgical facility, we can also assist our patients in recovery after surgery with our physical therapy and other orthopedic treatments. You can experience the convenience of having your physical therapy sessions under the same roof as your surgical team so you progress can be monitored by numerous professionals.
To learn more about our hip replacement surgery for patients in Carson City, NV, and the recovery guidelines after the procedure, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today.