As a skilled orthopedic surgeon, Ryan Taylor, MD, MPH, offers the latest surgical innovations for hip surgery to treat chronic hip pain. At his practice, with an office in Orem and two in Lehi, Utah, Dr. Taylor specializes in hip reconstruction and replacement to ease the pain of degenerative disease, sports injuries, and trauma that affects the hip. To find out if you’re a candidate for surgery to relieve chronic hip pain, schedule a consultation at the office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online now.
Like any joint, your hip joint is susceptible to degeneration as you get older. Conditions like arthritis can wear down the joint, limiting your range of motion and increasing your episodes of pain.
You can also develop chronic hip pain due to trauma to the hip joint, resulting from an auto accident or a sports injury.
Some of the most common conditions that result in ongoing and crippling hip pain include:
You could also develop what is called referred pain in the hip, which results from injuries or disease in other areas of your body that radiate pain into the hip joint.
When you have chronic hip pain from severe damage to your joint that isn’t treatable with medications or other noninvasive therapies, Dr. Taylor will recommend surgery.
Dr. Taylor offers several types of hip surgery to address the root cause of your pain and limited hip function. In many cases, he can use minimally invasive techniques and arthroscopic surgery to repair or replace damaged areas of your hip joint.
When you have chronic hip pain from severe joint fractures or deformities, you could be a candidate for a total hip replacement.
Hip replacement surgery is usually the last resort in treating chronic pain from severe hip arthritis, fractures, or chronic dislocations. Dr. Taylor offers both open and arthroscopic hip replacement surgeries.
During a hip replacement, Dr. Taylor removes all or part of the damaged hip joint and replaces it with artificial pieces that look and function like your natural joint. For many, a hip replacement provides immediate and long-lasting relief from chronic pain while improving hip function.
Even with minimally invasive techniques that require only small incisions, you can expect to need several weeks to recover from your surgery.
Dr. Taylor can tell you during your presurgical consultation how long you’ll need to be away from work and sports to ensure your hip heals fully.
You can also expect to participate in physical therapy to strengthen muscles supporting your hip joint and to help you regain its full function.
To learn more about the surgical treatment of chronic hip pain, schedule a consultation at the office of Ryan Taylor, MD, by phone or by using the online booking feature.