Myth: Only Older People Need Hip Replacement Surgery

Myth: Only Older People Need Hip Replacement Surgery

Truth: It Benefits Patients of All Shapes, Sizes — and Ages

When you think about someone who needs hip replacement surgery, do you automatically picture a grandparent or someone over 70? If so, you might want to reconsider.

While it’s true many people who undergo hip replacements are senior citizens, those who are middle aged and even younger aren’t immune from debilitating hip problems either. Whether you are young, old or somewhere in between, the elite surgical team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center is the right choice for those who need hip replacement surgery in Westwood, NJ, and beyond.

According to recent data from the U.S. National Center for Statistics, the number of hip replacement surgeries nationwide increased from 138,700 in 2000 to 310,800 in 2010. For people 75 and older, surgeries increased by 92 percent. But for people 45 to 54, surgeries increased by a whopping 205 percent. And some young people, including those who suffer from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, can benefit from hip replacements, too.

In addition to arthritis, there are many causes of excruciating hip pain, including fractures and wear and tear that deteriorates cartilage and bones in the hip. Some hip problems are the result of sports injuries. When that’s the case, athletes are in the right place because Kayal Orthopaedic Center is the leader in sports medicine in Westwood, NJ, and throughout Bergen County.

When Surgery Is the Only Option

The experienced team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center will explore all viable treatment options to avoid surgery whenever possible. However, you can rest assured that when you do need surgery you are in the very best hands.

When you undergo surgery, the skill of your surgeon is paramount. Kayal Orthopaedic Center surgeons have education, training and experience that are second to none. Dr. Robert A. Kayal is a pioneer in the field of partial and total joint replacement surgery, performing about 200 to 250 joint replacements each year. He and his team are experts in partial and total hip replacement surgeries. From diagnosis and pre-surgery to surgery and rehabilitation, the elite team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center will answer all of your questions, give you expert advice and track your progress.

During a total hip replacement, your surgeon will use small incisions to remove cartilage and bone that is diseased or damaged, replacing them with implants or artificial materials. During partial hip replacement, your surgeon will leave the pelvic socket intact, replacing only the femur head and adding a prosthetic device.

Kayal Orthopaedic Center uses minimally invasive surgical procedures whenever possible because of the numerous advantages, including:

– Smaller scars– Speedier recovery– Less blood loss– Less post-operative pain and trauma– Greater joint stability and range of motion– Pain-free movement– Quicker return to work and other activities

Whether partial hip replacement or total hip replacement is the answer for you, your surgery will allow you to return to a full and active lifestyle — no matter your age.