A total hip replacement involved removing the existing arthritis and placing a metal cup in the socket and a metal stem down the femur. There is a plastic, polyethylene, liner that is placed between the ball and the socket to provide a non metal-on-metal weight bearing surface.
Posterior hip replacement is a minimally-invasive hip surgery performed to replace the hip joint. The posterior approach is traditionally the most common approach used to perform total hip replacement. In the posterior approach, the surgeon makes an incision at the back of the hip close to the buttocks.
Hip replacement is indicated in patients with arthritis of the hip joint. Arthritis is a condition in which the articular cartilage that covers the joint surface is damaged or worn out causing pain and inflammation. Some of the causes of arthritis include:
After posterior-approach hip replacement surgery, you will be instructed to follow certain hip precautions to prevent your new hip from dislocating. These guidelines include not bending or flexing the hip past 90 degrees, no crossing of legs, and no rotating of the operating leg inwards.
Your doctor will also give you other instructions to follow at home for a faster recover. These include:
Dr. Gupta to give a lecture series at Georgetown yoga "Healthy Movements Workshop" focused specifically on hip, knee, and shoulder injury prevention and those patients with existing injuries in April and May.
Dr. Gupta is now "board certified" in Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Gupta to present Orthopedic Lecture Series with Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center titled "Don't Let Hip Pain Slow You Down: Understanding Your Options", September 7th, 2016 at Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge at 6pm.
Dr. Gupta to present third part of his lecture series on "Master Mobility" at Spark Yoga. His next lecture with be on "Mastering Mobility Of Your Knees" on September 18th at The Shops at Pershing, 2201 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22201