Hip Preservation Surgery Gold Coast
Hip preservation procedures are innovative ways to solve common joint problems, such as dysplasia (bone abnormalities from birth), early osteoarthritis and others, without requiring full replacement.
Joint preservation of the hip is a way to help relieve joint problems as naturally as possible. If you are having any joint pain in your hip, it is important to seek medical attention.
In some occasions, surgery is not needed. In these instances, physiotherapy may be first line treatment. Crutches may also be used to avoid putting any weight on the joints as they heal.
The aim of most joint preservation procedures is to repair any bone damage and reconnect any broken bones or torn ligaments that may cause the joint to not function properly. The majority can benefit from surgery through one of the following techniques:
- Internal Fixation
This is when metal plates, screws, or pins are used to stabilize the bone. They are placed alongside the breakage point and are used to hold the displaced bones in the proper location so they can heal correctly. In many instances, the plates and rods are not surgically removed once the healing process is finished. This is only done if they become cumbersome.
This requires a small incision, into which a scope is inserted to see inside the injured area. Once inside, damaged tissue can be cleared out allowing the joint to heal properly.
This is a surgical realignment of the bones to offload areas of damaged cartilage. While this does not fix the area of cartilage damage, this can improve hip function for many years to come.
Contact Dr J Tsung
|1300 399 223|
|(07) 3041 5087|
Suite 6C Fred McKay House
42 Inland Dr, Tugun Qld 4224