Hip Surgery Monmouth County NJ

What Happens During Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement surgery can be performed traditionally or by using what is considered a minimally-invasive technique. The main difference between the two procedures is the size of the incision.

During standard hip replacement surgery, you are given general anesthesia to relax your muscles and put you into a temporary deep sleep. This will prevent you from feeling any pain during the surgery or have any awareness of the procedure. A spinal anesthetic may be given to help prevent pain as an alternative.

Types of surgery

In traditional hip replacement surgery, the doctor makes a 6- to 10-inch cut (incision) on the side or the back of your hip. Some muscles and other soft tissues, such as ligaments, are cut so the doctor can get to the hip joint.

Hip replacement can also be done with one or two smaller incisions. This is called minimally invasive surgery. It may cause less blood loss and leave a smaller scar. But it can also mean a longer time in surgery because the surgery is harder to do. And if the new hip can’t be fitted properly through the smaller incision, the doctor may have to make a larger cut.

A newer type of surgery is done through a small incision in the front (anterior) of the hip. Anterior hip surgery causes less damage to muscles and other soft tissues than getting to the hip joint from the side or the back. It may help you heal faster and return to activity sooner.

Anterior surgery and Minimally invasive surgery requires special training and equipment. Dr. Allegra can explain your options and help you understand the risks and benefits of each type of surgery.

What Happens After Hip Replacement Surgery?

You will likely stay in the hospital for four to six days and may have to stay in bed with a wedge-shaped cushion between your legs to keep the new hip joint in place. A drainage tube will likely be placed in your bladder to help you go to the bathroom. Physical therapy usually begins the day after surgery and within days you can walk with a walker, crutches, or a cane. You will continue physical therapy for weeks to months following the surgery.

Need Hip replacement Surgery?

Dr. Marshall P. Allegra is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Monmouth County for over 25 years. Specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, full and partial joint reconstruction, hand, foot, and ankle surgery, fracture care, and non-surgical treatment options, Dr. Allegra is dedicated to providing one-on-one personalized care to every patient.

Dr. Allegra is the only physician you will see when you visit the practice, and he will supervise each phase of your diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Meet The Doctor

Marshall P. Allegra, M.D.
One Doctor, Your Doctor
Dedicated to Medicine and Patient-Focused Care

Dr. Marshall P. Allegra is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Monmouth County for over 25 years. Specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, full and partial joint reconstruction, hand, foot and ankle surgery, fracture care, and non-surgical treatment options,Dr. Allegra is dedicated to providing one-on-one personalized care to every patient.

Dr. Allegra is the only physician you will see when you visit the practice, and he will supervise each phase of your diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

An experienced diagnostician, Dr. Allegra can expertly determine the causes of chronic and acute pain in his patients due to hip, knee, hand, shoulder and sports-induced injuries, and then determine the best treatment options to return patients back to work, to the playing field, restoring functionality and range of motion as quickly as possible.

Dr. Allegra has performed more than 500 hip and knee replacements on patients from Monmouth County and surrounding areas. Thousands of Dr. Allegra’s patients have returned to active lifestyles thanks to his quality, personalized care and innovative treatment options.

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