Do you have hip pain that is not eased by analgesics? Does your hip pain worsen as you walk, even if you use a mobility aid? Do you have hip pain that is so severe you can't sleep at night? Have you noticed you have trouble with daily tasks, such as dressing yourself, due to hip pain? If so, you may suffer from a medical condition that could be treated with a total hip replacement performed by a top Boise, Idaho surgeon.


What is Total Hip Replacement?

Total hip replacement, otherwise known as hip arthroplasty, is a procedure designed to treat hip pain that significantly affects the quality of life and does not respond to non-surgical treatments.


What Diagnoses are Treated with Total Hip Replacement?

A total hip replacement can treat many medical conditions. During your initial consultation, Dr. Miers Johnson will discuss your symptoms and medical history to determine whether this procedure may be appropriate for you. Here are a few of the hip conditions this procedure can treat effectively:

  • Osteonecrosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
What Diagnosis is Treated with Total Hip Replacement | Miers Johnson Orthopedics

What Happens During Total Hip Replacement?

Before your procedure begins, you will be asked to put on a gown. Then, depending on your personal preferences and general health, either a general anesthetic or spinal block will be administered. Occasionally, a nerve block is used. Once you are numb, Dr. Miers Johnson will strategically place an incision through the tissues above your hip bone to remove damaged bone and cartilage. He will implant a prosthetic socket into your pelvic bone and a prosthetic ball on the top of your femur to connect your hip and thigh. Finally, the incision will be closed.


What is the Recovery Like for Total Hip Replacement?

You will be observed for a few hours if you receive general anesthesia. Most patients stay overnight. Younger, healthy patients have the option of same-day surgery. After that, you are free to return home and rest. You may need to take a week or two off from work, and you should avoid strenuous activity for roughly six weeks.

Approximately 1.5 to three months after your procedure, you should come in for a follow-up appointment to evaluate your recovery. It can take anywhere from six months to a year of PT to restore your lost strength. That said, you may not be able to enjoy high-impact activities, like playing football or lacrosse.


Why Choose Dr. Miers Johnson for this Procedure?

You should choose Dr. Miers Johnson for total hip replacement because he always considers surgery a last resort. He cares about each patient, takes the time to understand the severity of their concerns, and guides them through every step of the process. He treats each patient as he would want himself or his family to be treated.

Why Choose Dr. Miers Johnson for Total Hip Replacement Surgery?

Schedule Your Total Hip Replacement Consultation Today

You don't have to live with chronic, excruciating hip pain that prevents you from completing the most straightforward tasks on your own. With a total hip replacement, you can restore your quality of life and independence. If you think you could benefit from this procedure, contact Dr. Miers Johnson today to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.