Hip Replacement Specialist

M. Scott True, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

M. Scott True, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip and Knee Replacement and Reconstruction located in West Chester, OH & Cincinnati, OH

When arthritis or joint damage to your hip makes it impossible for you to go about your daily activities, then you may be considering hip replacement. At Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in West Chester and Cincinnati, Ohio, M. Scott True, MD, and the team perform hip replacement procedures. The experienced orthopedic experts use many surgical techniques, so you get the best outcomes. Call the nearest office or schedule your hip replacement consultation online today.

Hip Replacement Q&A

What is a hip replacement?

A hip replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces your diseased or damaged hip joint with prosthetic pieces. The goal of surgery is to restore hip structure and function to alleviate pain and help you get back to doing the things you love.

Dr. True and the Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team specialize in joint replacement procedures, including hip replacement. 

Am I a candidate for hip replacement?

Schedule a hip replacement consultation at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine to see if you’re a candidate for surgery. Dr. True and the team conduct thorough clinical exams to determine the best treatment for your hip condition.

They may consider you a candidate for hip replacement if you have hip arthritis or a hip injury that causes ongoing pain and disability and fails to improve with conservative treatments. 

What are hip replacement techniques?

The experts at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine use many innovative tools and techniques when performing hip replacement procedures. These techniques include:

Total hip replacement

Total hip replacement is the traditional joint replacement procedure. During a total hip replacement, your orthopedic surgeon makes an incision through your muscles and tendons to gain access to your hip joint.

Your surgeon removes the damaged portions of your hip and replaces those parts with artificial devices. 

Anterior hip replacement

The anterior approach hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure. Instead of cutting through your muscles and tendons, your surgeon accesses your hip joint through the front of your body and only moves the soft tissue out of the way.

Dr. True then removes the damaged portions of your hip joint and places the prosthetic pieces. 

Minimally invasive hip replacement

Minimally invasive hip replacement is similar to total hip replacement. However, Dr. True uses smaller incisions that cause less damage to your soft tissue. 

Revision hip replacement

Dr. True and the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine also perform revision hip replacement. During this procedure, they repair or replace the original hardware from your joint replacement procedure. 

What happens after hip replacement?

What happens after your hip replacement depends on the type of surgery performed and your overall health. However, hip replacement is a major surgery and requires some downtime, activity modification, and physical therapy.

The length of your recovery depends on whether you need a traditional open hip replacement or a minimally invasive hip replacement. You can expect a faster recovery when the team uses less invasive surgical techniques.

To discuss hip replacement options with the joint replacement experts at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.