Total Hip Replacement in Houston, TX
Outpatient Total Hip Replacement
The outpatient total hip replacement surgery is one of the most cutting-edge joint replacement therapies available today. An outpatient procedure is preferred for several reasons, including:
Reduced risk of infection
Faster return to normal lifestyle and activities
More comfortable recovery at your own home
At INOV8 Orthopedics in Houston, our orthopedic surgical team utilizes a combination of surgical experience and advanced technology to strategically plan out your procedure. Our professionals rely on the Corin OPS imaging system to determine the ideal placement of your replacement joint.
The Corin OPS system provides our team with a detailed analysis of your hip’s function and movement. Since every patient is different, every orthopedic procedure must be adapted to their unique body mechanics. The Corin OPS system allows the INOV8 Orthopedics team to do just that.
During the procedure, data gathered from the Corin system is used to create 3D imaging and laser guidance, ensuring that our professionals perfectly align your prosthesis into the targeted position. Having a properly aligned prosthesis is essential in maximizing the longevity and function of your new hip.
Our team also incorporates the Intellijoint HIP into our outpatient hip replacement procedures. This surgeon-controlled tool provides our team with real-time measurements on leg and joint positioning. This allows them to gently make adjustments during the alignment process to ensure that the procedure is completed flawlessly.
After your prosthesis is secured in place, our team will close the incision. The incision is typically located on the outer leg and ranges from 6” to 8” in length. Once postoperative observation is complete, you will be able to complete your recovery in the comfort of your home. In most hip replacement surgeries, follow-up physical therapy consists mainly of walking. Our team will provide detailed instructions for your individual procedure.
Revision Hip Replacement
Artificial hip joints can sometimes become damaged over time. This damage can be caused by normal wear and tear of the prosthesis or as the result of an infection. When the hip joint becomes damaged, revision total hip replacement may be necessary.
While a primary hip replacement and a revision procedure have identical goals – improving quality of life and relieving pain – revision surgery is much different.
Revision total hip replacement surgery is typically more complex and time-consuming than a primary procedure. It requires precise planning and the use of specialized tools in order to achieve a great patient outcome.
At INOV8 Orthopedics, we specialize in computer-assisted outpatient total joint replacement. All primary and revision total hip replacement procedures are performed in our world-class surgery center at INOV8 Surgical at Memorial City.
Our highly skilled surgeons also have hospital privileges at Memorial Hermann, but virtually every procedure is performed in-house at our state-of-the-art facility.
Our experts have the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the complexities of a revision total hip replacement surgery. At INOV8 Orthopedics, patient experience is always our top priority. We are innovators in our field and masters at our craft.
INOV8 Orthopedics proudly serves Houston, TX and surrounding communities. We offer superior orthopedic care, including revision total hip replacements.
Anterior Hip Replacement
Unlike traditional hip replacement surgery, anterior hip replacement surgery involves an incision in the front of the hip. With this approach, our surgeons obviate the need to cut through ligaments and muscles.
Anterior hip replacement surgery causes far less trauma to the patient; accordingly, our surgeons at INOV8 Orthopedics in Houston can perform the operation on an outpatient basis.
Our own Dr. Stefan Kreuzer is one of the world’s leading experts in this type of surgery. The hip replacement anterior approach offers the best patient outcomes and facilitates fast recovery. In fact, many of our patients can walk unassisted within weeks of their surgery. Since your supporting hip muscles and ligaments will remain intact, you are less likely to suffer a major setback during recovery.
During the procedure, our surgeon will make an incision in the front of your hip, carefully remove the damaged tissue and joint, then install your custom-made prosthetic joint. The surgeon will ensure the prosthetic fits and you have range of motion before closing the incision.