The treatment approach depends on the symptoms experienced, the age and activity level of the patient, the pattern and extent of arthritic lesions, among other factors. Conservative treatment options include rest, activity modification and anti-inflammatory medication. For patients with persistent pain and/or functional limitations, in the setting of end-stage arthritis, surgery may be considered. Total hip replacement is the definitive surgical solution for advanced hip arthritis that does not respond to conservative treatments. The surgery involves removing the diseased segment of the joint, resurfacing the socket with a metallic cup and a plastic insert, and implanting a metallic femoral implant with a ball that articulates in the socket.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka will thoroughly evaluate your hip condition and discuss your options. If surgery is indicated, Dr. Aboka specializes in hip replacement surgery utilizing innovative Micro implants that minimize the amount of healthy bone removed and facilitate implantation through a smaller incision.