If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from hip pain caused by arthritis or an injury to the hip, and you haven't experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, hip replacement surgery may be right for you.
Dr. Ashberg offers minimally invasive, robotic assisted (MAKO), and anterior hip replacement surgery, with an emphasis on rapid recovery, including out patient surgery as an option.
Don't let hip pain keep you from the live that you want to live. Contact Dr Lyall Ashberg now to find a solution that is right for you.
How Does A Hip Replacement Work?
The original joint is replaced with a hip prosthesis, commonly called an artificial joint. This allows for easier and more natural movement of the joint. A total hip replacement involves 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 socket to provide non metal-on-metal weight bearing surfaces.
Robotic Assisted MAKO Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Robotic Assisted MAKO Total Hip is robotic assisted hip replacement and is considered the new and cutting edge technology in total joint replacement. This technology provides Dr. Ashberg robotic assistance in the operating room; this guidance allows precise implant placement and smaller minimally invasive incisions. Precise implant placement may result in increased implant longevity. Read more
What Does a Minimally Invasive Approach Mean?
While traditional hip replacements involve a 12- to 14-inch incision, minimally invasive hip replacement uses a “mini-incision” (3 to 4 inches or less). The surgery is completed without cutting any of the major muscles or tendons around the hip. This means less pain and a quicker recovery and return to activities. Additional benefits include less tissue damage, scarring, and lower risk of dislocation.
Dr. Ashberg performs several minimally invasive approaches to ensure minimal pain and a quick recovery. Dr. Ashberg will work with you to decide on the best and least invasive approach for you.
Direct Anterior Approach
A small incision is made to the front of the upper thigh. A special operating table helps keep your body in the proper position. After the surgery there are only minor hip precautions taken until healing is complete. It is advised you avoid extending the leg behind your body, rotating your leg away from your body and hip thrusts with your legs extended