Hip Replacement

Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa

Orthopedic Surgery located in Tulsa, OK

If you’re limited by chronic hip pain from arthritis, you may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery. At Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa, Rodney Plaster, MD, offers minimally invasive partial and total hip replacement to restore function in your hip joint and keep you pain-free in the long term. Dr. Plaster is a high-quality surgeon who has performed thousands of hip replacement surgeries to enhance the quality of his patients’ lives. Call the office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, today to schedule a hip replacement consultation or book an appointment online.

Hip Replacement Q & A

What is hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement, or hip arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure to treat chronic hip pain that results from injuries or degenerative disease. 

The goal of hip replacement surgery is to replace damaged parts of your hip joint with an artificial ball and socket device. The new joint structure works like your natural joint to improve the function in your hip and provide long-term relief of pain. 

Am I a candidate for a hip replacement?

You may be a candidate for a hip replacement if you have advanced osteoarthritis, a wear-and-tear disease that breaks down the structure of your joints. 

You may also need hip replacement surgery to address severe hip fractures or deformities that aren’t treatable with conservative therapies.

A hip replacement can alleviate chronic hip pain and improve the overall function in your hip joint, so you can stay physically active. 

At Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa, Dr. Plaster can determine if hip replacement surgery is right for you after a comprehensive physical exam. He may use on-site X-rays or other diagnostic technologies to evaluate your hip joint before recommending surgery. 

What’s involved in a hip replacement?

Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa offers several options for hip replacement. Depending on the severity of your hip joint damage, you may need only a partial hip replacement to replace just the damaged parts of your joint or require a total hip replacement to replace the whole joint. 

Dr. Plaster might also offer reconstruction surgery to repair damage to the joint bone and surrounding soft tissues. 

During surgery, Dr. Plaster uses minimally invasive techniques to access your hip joint. These techniques require only small incisions to reduce your risks of bleeding and infection. Smaller incisions also help you heal faster than you might with traditional surgery. 

After replacing or reconstructing your hip joint, Dr. Plaster customizes an aftercare plan to help you recover. He may recommend physical therapy to restore the function of your hip joint, as well as splints or crutches to help you stand and walk soon after your surgery. 

To find out if you’re a candidate for hip replacement surgery, call Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa today or book an appointment online.