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Hip Replacement Surgery Information for Patients and Their Families

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If your doctor suggests hip surgery as a treatment for your injury or arthritis of the hip, you may feel a little scared and unsure about what’s likely to happen to you. Relax. Getting the right information and knowing the options can help you approach your impending treatment in a calm, unstressed state of mind.

By scheduling an appointment with this highly-qualified and board-certified orthopedic surgeon, you will be able to gather specific information about:

Various Hip Surgeries, Less Invasive Hip Surgery, and Alternatives

There are three major types of hip surgery: anterior hip replacement, revision hip replacement and total hip replacement. Dr. Joseph Hecht will advise you as to which surgery is right for your situation. Learn More About Hip Surgery.

Hip Anatomy and Function – How Your Hip Works

The largest joint in the body, the hip is also one of the most complex. The hip may be described as a modified hinge joint, similar to the hinge on a door.  Learn More Hip Anatomy.

How Long Will My Hip Last?

While scientific literature indicates hip replacements should be expected to last 10 to 15 years before wear becomes an issue, we’ve always thought we could do better. Learn How Long Your Knee Replacement Will Last.

What Doctors Are Available In Munster, IN?

Dr. Joseph Hecht, orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana (OSNI) can help you Rediscover Your Go with The VERILAST◊ Hip with VERILAST◊ Technology.

To Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Joseph Hecht, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Please call:  1-219.924.3300.

Or schedule an appointment utilizing our secure online Make An Appointment tool by completing and submitting the form below:
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VERILAST Hip Technology is exclusive to medical device maker Smith & Nephew –”and not every surgeon has been trained to use Smith & Nephew hip implants. I have received that training and look forward to discussing the VERILAST◊ Technology option with you.” –  Dr. Joseph Hecht – OSNI.

Important Testing Note:

The results of laboratory wear simulation testing have not been proven to predict actual joint durability and performance in people. A reduction in wear alone may not result in improved joint durability and performance because other factors, such as bone structure, can affect joint durability and performance and cause medical conditions that may result in the need for additional surgery. These other factors were not studied as part of the testing.

Important Notes:

Hip replacement surgery is intended to relieve hip pain and improve hip functions. There are potential risks with hip replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if you do not follow your surgeon’s limitations on activity level. Early failure can happen if you do not guard your hip joint from overloading due to activity level, failure to control body weight or accidents such as falls. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.

The information listed on this site is common guidance and is not meant as medical advice. Every patient’s case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor’s specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation.