Hip Replacement

Manhattan Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Midtown West, New York, NY & Astoria, NY

A hip replacement could be the long-term solution you’ve been looking for to improve your quality of life and boost the physical functioning and range of motion in your legs. Orthopedic hip and knee specialist Dr. Craig H. Dushey, MD, provides hip replacement procedures at Manhattan Orthopedics, with locations in Midtown West Manhattan and Astoria in New York. He can help you determine if a hip replacement is the right choice for you. Schedule a consultation online or call your nearest New York City office today.

Hip Replacement Q & A

Why do I need a hip replacement?

In some cases, your protective bones and cartilage becomes so worn down and damaged that the only viable solution is to replace them. You might choose a hip replacement procedure if you have:

  • Poor blood supply to the ball in your hip joint (osteonecrosis)
  • Severe trauma
  • Wear-and-tear arthritis (osteoarthritis)
  • Cartilage or bone erosion from an arthritic condition 

Preserving your natural bone tissue is always a top priority, but it’s not always possible. If your chronic joint pain doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, such as nutritional counseling and physical therapy, a hip replacement can be the right treatment option to resolve the problem.

What is the recovery from hip replacement surgery? 

The recovery time for a hip replacement varies, but Dr. Dushey offers highly advanced procedures with a rapid recovery. After your surgery, you begin physical therapy immediately to strengthen your muscles and help you recover. 

Dr. Dushey discusses healthy lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and other important factors that can help you have a safer and more efficient recovery.

Am I a candidate for a hip replacement?

Dr. Dushey spends time discussing your concerns and symptoms, answering your questions, and helping you decide if you’re a good candidate for a hip replacement. 

He might request imaging or lab reports to assess the severity of your hip damage. You are a good candidate for a hip replacement if you: 

  • Experience hip pain that often disrupts your sleep
  • Can’t walk or bend because of your hip pain
  • Are generally healthy
  • Have arthritic joint damage
  • Suffer from severe joint stiffness

Hip replacement surgeries are now more advanced than ever, and you can expect a fast and smooth recovery.

Don’t just think about a hip replacement. Learn more about this innovative solution and how it could benefit your daily life by visiting Dr. Dushey. Book a consultation online or call Manhattan Orthopedics today.