Hip Replacement

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Reading, PA

Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures performed in the United States. At Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates in Reading, Pennsylvania, the orthopaedic surgeons have years of experience performing hip replacement surgery, including robotic-assisted hip replacements. Treatment is safe, effective, and can help you return to your favorite activities. Call Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates to schedule a hip replacement consultation, or book your appointment online today.

Hip Replacement Q&A

Who should consider hip replacement surgery?

Consider hip replacement surgery if you’re living with hip arthritis or hip dysplasia and it causes you chronic pain or mobility problems. That’s especially true if you’ve tried conservative measures, such as physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, and activity changes.

What is hip replacement surgery?

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates offers the most advanced techniques of hip replacement surgery.

MAKO Robotic Total Hip Replacement

This procedure replaces your entire hip joint with artificial implants made of metal, plastic and ceramic. It restores your hip’s entire range of motion, making it easier to stand, walk, and exercise.

What happens during a hip replacement procedure?

Hip replacement surgery takes about 45 minutes on average and occurs at (SIR) The Surgical Institute of Reading. Before the procedure begins, your anesthetist administers a spinal anesthesia. You receive sedation and will most likely not remember any part of the procedure.

After the anesthetic sets in, your surgeon makes an incision at the side of your hip. They then use surgical tools to remove the damaged or diseased portion of your hip joint and replace it with artificial prosthetics, using the MAKO software and Robotic arm.

Once the new prosthetic joint is in position, your surgeon closes the incision using sutures under the skin and surgical tape is applied. No dressings are needed. The goal of surgery is to relieve pain and restore your mobility so you can get back to your favorite activities.

Is robotic-assisted hip surgery an option?

Yes. Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates offers robotic-assisted hip surgery with the Mako robotic arm. Mako surgery uses smaller incisions and offers greater precision. If the type of hip replacement surgery you are having can utilize robotic assistance, your surgeon goes over the details

What is recovery like after hip replacement surgery?

After hip replacement surgery, you stay in the hospital for one night. During that time, take your medications as prescribed and use crutches or a cane to walk.

You begin physical therapy within 24 hours of surgery. Physical therapy lasts six to eight weeks on average and uses stretches, strengthening exercises, and gait training to help you heal.

Call Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates to schedule a hip replacement consultation. (610) 779-2663