Hip Replacement - drmeftah
Do I need to stop taking any medication prior to surgery?
When do I need to stop eating and drinking?
What is a total hip replacement?
What are types of approach for total hip replacement?
What kind of implants do you use for total hip replacement?
What are the potential complications after hip replacement?
Why do you use computer assisted surgery?
About the Operation

Total hip replacement is a very successful surgical solution for end-stage hip arthritis.

Dr. Meftah uses advanced minimally-invasive surgical techniques with muscle-spearing methods, and multimodal pain management to lower tissue trauma, and improve pain and recovery time after your surgery

Utilizing modern robotic and computer-assisted surgical tools have the potential to improve leg alignment, reduce dislocation rate, leg length discrepancy, and improve the longevity of your implants.

Indications for Total Hip Replacement:
  • Severe hip pain that limits your daily activities (such as walking, getting up from a chair or climbing stairs)
  • Moderate-to-severe pain that occurs during rest or awakens you at night
  • Chronic hip inflammation and swelling that is not relieved with rest or medications
  • Failure to obtain pain relief from medications, injections, physical therapy or other conservative treatments
  • Bone on Bone arthritis: your hip X-rays shows bone touching bone in your hip joint.
Total Hip Replacement Procedure:
The Day Before Surgery:
The Day of Surgery:

You and your caregiver(s) should review this NYU patient guide®. It walks you through the entire process, so it’s important that you and your caregiver(s) understand all of the information. This guide is your personalized road map. Keeping it with you helps the entire surgical team to provide the best possible care.

The First Day Home After Surgery:
The Day You Are Discharged:
Potential Complications:

There are certain potential risks and complications involved with total knee replacement surgery, as with any major surgical procedure. The major complications include: infection, venous blood clots, injury to nerves and blood vessels, fracture of the bone, and loosening of the implants.

To prevent these complications, make sure you follow all the previous steps
of pre-operational and post-operational care!

Revision Hip Replacement

A hip revision may be necessary for anyone whose prosthetic hip implant fails due to injury such as fracture, wear of the implants that can cause loosening, dislocation, or infection.

The most common reasons for hip revision are:

  • Infection: The risk of infection from a total hip replacement is low depending on your overall health, however, when infections do occur, a hip revision might necessary.
  • Dislocation: Hip dislocation is when the ball of the hip joint is pushed out of the socket. A dislocated hip can lead to serious long-term debilitating problems, especially if it is severe or not adequately treated immediately after occurance. Dr. Meftah reduces the risk of dislocation to a very low level by meticulous minimally invasive techniques, measuring pelvic mobility during activities and use of specuial implants in high risk or high demand cases.
  • Wear and tear: This can include loosening or breakage of prosthesis components due to friction over time.

All of these symtomps can lead to serious complications.
Once you start feeling uncomfortable, do not hesitate to make an appointment with the doctor to find a reason and a solution for your problem.

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