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Why Choose Marina del Rey Hospital for Hip Surgery?

At Marina del Rey Hospital we understand your concern about your well-being, that’s why we have assembled the greatest team of surgeons in Los Angeles to be at your disposal along with cutting-edge technology.

  • the hip’s joint is comprised of a ball and socket joint that allows us to turn in different directions and supports our body
  • the thigh bone (the femur) has an upper end that resembles a "ball" which fits into a "socket"
  • the Hyaline cartilage plays an essential role in lining the femur’s head and the acetabulum. Moreover, it ensures a smooth, frictionless surface for the bones moving and gliding past each other 
  • Hyaline cartilage can also prevent bone collision and absorb the shock during movement
  • Between the layers of hyaline cartilage, synovial membranes secrete watery synovial fluid to lubricate the joint capsule
  • the femur can easily circumduct through a 360-degree circle thanks to the joint’s ball-and-socket structure
  • The femur may also rotate around its axis about 90 degrees at the hip joint

By losing extra kilos and maintaining a healthy body weight, you can avoid or at least reduce joint discomfort. Another essential recommendation is to get enough vitamins; vitamin C is very important in boosting the collagen production which supports the joint tissue. Calcium is also necessary because it boosts the bone’s growth and strength, reducing joint stress. Before you start your workout routine, it’s necessary to warm up and cool down because this will help you avoid injuries and have a better flexibility. More flexibility can also be achieved by stretching and strengthening exercises which also promote muscle growth and maintain the range of motion. You should avoid sitting and standing for prolonged periods because this causes stiffness. The ideal situation is when you can alternate these two positions every half an hour.

  • Bone Grafting
  • Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (Hip)
  • Conservative Hip Treatment
  • Core Decompression
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Non-operative Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) Treatment
  • Osteotomies
  • Revision Hip Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions About Hip Surgery

You will be able to kneel as soon as you feel comfortable doing so. It’s important however to try avoiding this position if you feel it puts too much strain on your leg.

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After hip surgery, crutches are necessary as a walking aid. You will probably need crutches during the first weeks after the surgery.

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Joint replacement is a surgical procedure during which a damaged or arthritic joint is replaced with an orthopedic prosthesis. It may be recommended as a treatment option if you suffer from severe joint pain.

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Total joint replacement surgery is successful most of the time. Still, there are some complications that can occur such as infections, the formation of blood clots, loosening of the joint, dislocation, wear, and injury to the nerves and blood vessels.

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After undergoing a total joint replacement surgery, physical therapy is needed to accelerate rehabilitation of the joint. Physical therapy may be continued for up to 3 months postoperatively.

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