You’ve put it off as long as you could. But now the pain and stiffness in your hip is raging and you have to talk to someone about hip surgery in Henderson. Dr. R. Jeff Grondel, a leading Henderson orthopedist, has years of experience performing hip surgery and will take the time to dispel your fears, allay your concerns, and impart confidence that you are making the best decision. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and has completed double Fellowship training in both sports medicine and the shoulder joint. Dr. Grondel continues to pioneer arthroscopic surgical techniques in all major joints and has instructed orthopedic surgeons in these techniques and in the treatment of sports related injuries. He carefully guides you through the recovery process to help you back to full activity and enjoyment. In addition, he views surgery as the last resort, not the first. He employs the least invasive way to repair your hip or any orthopedic problems and helps you return to your active life again.
If the need for hip surgery in Henderson is due to arthritis, Dr. Grondel has a lot of experience helping patients regain strength and function. Sometimes called “wear-and-tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is a common condition that many people develop after their fifties. In 2011, more than 28 million people in the United States were estimated to have osteoarthritis. It can occur in any joint in the body, but most often develops in weight-bearing joints, such as the hip. Osteoarthritis of the hip causes pain and stiffness. It can make it hard to do everyday activities like bending over to tie a shoe, rising from a chair, or taking a short walk. Because osteoarthritis gradually worsens over time, the sooner you start treatment, the more likely it is that you can lessen its impact on your life. Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatment options to help you manage pain and stay active. If hip surgery is recommended for your pain, Dr. Grondel will perform the procedure using arthroscopic techniques, getting you back to your active lifestyle much faster.
Based upon the condition of your hip joint, you and your doctor have several options from which to choose for hip surgery in Henderson. An osteotomy is a procedure where either the head of the thigh bone or the socket is cut and realigned to take pressure off of the hip joint. This procedure is used only rarely to treat osteoarthritis of the hip. In hip resurfacing, the damaged bone and cartilage in the acetabulum (hip socket) is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The head of the femur, however, is not removed, but instead capped with a smooth metal covering. For total hip replacement, your doctor will remove both the damaged acetabulum and femoral head, and then position new metal, plastic or ceramic joint surfaces to restore the function of your hip. To discuss both non-surgical and surgical options, call for an appointment today.