Orthopedic surgeons are medical specialists who are trained to perform medical surgical procedures to restore the ailing human body. These specialists must have a certification from the board of orthopedic surgery. The board examines the qualifications, skills, and experience of a hip specialist in the Fox Valley.
The area has a team of medical practitioners largely endowed with knowledge about the hip replacement procedure. They ensure that the patients brought in for such treatments leave the medical facilities successfully treated for their joint pain.
What Exactly Do the Specialists Do?
The surgeons perform a variety of duties regarding the surgical procedures. They usually have to conduct investigations into the type of the joint pain the patients are suffering from, diagnose the condition, and recommend the specific method of treatment. Upon investigation, they preserve and restore the parts to function normally as they were before the fault. The treatment can be done through administration of drugs, a surgical procedure, and physical means such as physiotherapy.
What Are the Conditions Causing Joint Pain?
According to reports, many factors can cause the joint pain in the affected persons. The pain can emanate either due to bone fractures or due to certain disease conditions such as arthritis. Some inherent conditions such as birth defects can cause discomfort in the joints and begin to cause pain. Infections, tumors, trauma, and disturbances due to the metabolic reaction of the musculoskeletal system can lead to the development of the joint pain calling for a surgery by the orthopedist as the best remedy.
What Do the Specialists Recommend after a Hip Replacement?
Once the surgical procedure is complete, the surgeons make recommendations, among them to begin immediate physical therapy. It is advisable that the patients begin by sitting on a chair a day after the procedure. With time, they can take some steps, walk, and proceed to climb. Using supportive devices such as crutches or a walker may be necessary when the patients are still too weak to support themselves. Initially, there will be some degree of pain, which is quite normal. The goal of the physical therapy is to limit the possibility of contractures, strengthen the muscles, and improve the patient’s education. The exercises importantly prevent the tissues around the joint from scarring so that the patient can wholesomely heal.
Ready to Get Started?
Reach out today to get the care you need by requesting a consultation with one of the hip specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI). You'll find physicians that perform anterior and posterior hip replacement procedures. Robotic surgery is also an option for you. OSI is Northeast Wisconsin's leading provider of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Hips & Knees. Please call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online.
The Orthopedic & Sports Institute has convenient locations to serve you. In addition to the flagship facility in Appleton, you will find outreach clinics in New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location serving the Green Bay area, inside the NOVO Health Clinic in De Pere.
OSI offers a Walk-In Clinic at its Appleton location for new, acute orthopedic injuries.
OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.