Orthopedic Surgery

Hip pain can significantly limit movement and cut into your ability to enjoy life. People with serious hip pain find it difficult to go up and down stairs, rise from a sitting position, and often can’t walk without discomfort. Fortunately, surgical hip replacement in North Idaho means you can obtain relief and get back to the activities that you enjoy. Northwest Specialty Hospital offers you privacy, comfort and a high staff-to-patient ratio, which means that you will have a relaxing, comfortable stay with the individualized attention you deserve. Our board-certified orthopedists put you in charge of your treatment, and empower you to make the best decisions by talking with you, educating you, and answering any questions you may have.

Pain Symptoms Can Be Caused By Arthritis Or Other Factors

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of severe hip pain, although hip replacement in North Idaho patients may also be recommended for discomfort caused by rheumatoid arthritis, an injury, osteonecrosis, or a tumor. Usually, exercise, walking aids (like a cane or walker), and anti-inflammatory medications are the first type of treatment recommended for pain, but hip replacement in North Idaho is recommended when these types of intervention do not result in significant relief.

Hip Replacement In North Idaho Replaces The Ball and Socket With Artificial Parts

Hip replacement at North Idaho’s Northwest Specialty Hospital used to be reserved for people at least 60 years old, but now is most often recommended on the basis of health and activity level, rather than age. In open surgery an incision is made in the hip and through the surrounding muscles, diseased cartilage and bone removed, and the socket and ball of the hip replaced with prosthetic devices. A mini-incision procedure for hip replacement in North Idaho can be utilized in patients 50 and younger who are not obese. Surgery usually lasts a few hours and recovery involves physical therapy.

Contact our orthopedic surgery team today to meet our doctors and learn whether hip replacement in North Idaho is a possible solution for pain relief and immobility. We’re looking forward to meeting you and exploring options together.