Arthritis is the most common disease or condition that causes sufficient damage to the hip joint to warrant hip replacement surgery is a safe, effective procedure that can relieve your pain, increase your ability to move, and help you enjoy normal, everyday activities again. During the hip replacement procedure, we replace your damaged hip with an artificial hip joint known as a hip prosthesis or prosthetic. We can replace the entire hip joint or half of it, depending on the extent of damage.
Most patients with total hip replacement are between 50 and 80 years old, but total hip replacements have been performed successfully on people of all ages, even young teenagers with juvenile arthritis. Since the first hip replacement surgery in 1960, hip replacement has become one of the most successful procedures in medicine. There have been vast improvements in joint replacement surgical techniques and technology, which have greatly increased the effectiveness of both hip reconstructive surgery and total hip replacement.
The actual hip replacement surgery takes a few hours. During the procedure, your orthopaedic surgeon will remove damaged cartilage and bone and place your new metal, plastic, or ceramic implants to restore correct alignment and function to your hip. More than 300,000 total hip replacements are now performed successfully each year in the United States.
Trust Michael Hannon, MD, for your hip replacement surgery. Call 310-362-3099 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Dr. Hannon welcomes patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Culver City, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Glendale and neighboring locations.