Hip replacement Surgery in Palm Beach Gardens
As joints that bear a great deal of weight over the course of your lifetime, hips are particularly vulnerable to “wear and tear” and injury as you grow older. Dr. Holly Brown Lenard is experienced in diagnosing and treating complex hip ailments even if there is no obvious cause.
- Arthritis erodes the protective cartilage that covers your joints and allows the bones to glide smoothly during motion. When this happens, the bones rub together, causing friction and pain. When non-surgical treatments no longer help to relieve your pain, you may need surgery.
- Osteonecrosis, or avascular necrosis, occurs when there is an interruption in blood supply to a bone, causing the bone tissue to die and collapse. When this is present in a joint like the hip, it may need to be replaced.
- Hip replacement or arthroplasty may be necessary when degeneration has progressed beyond the point where other methods of treatment can help. The damaged portion of the hip is removed and replaced with a prosthetic, alleviating the pain due to arthritis.
- Revisions in hip replacement; care of problems from previous hip replacement. There are many reasons that you may experience pain or problems following hip replacement surgery. Dr. Holly Brown Lenard will evaluate the condition of your hip to determine the course of treatment. Revision surgery may be necessary to restore function and improve your mobility.
- Postoperative recovery is extremely important in determining the success of a procedure. The majority of a surgical outcome is determined by what you do following the procedure to take care of yourself and follow through with physical therapy. Physical therapy, exercise, and avoiding overly strenuous activity all contribute to healing and recovery. Dr. Lenard will communicate with your other physicians and support system to ensure that everyone is aware of your postoperative instructions and recommendations.