Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
New York City- Chronic and severe hip pain due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or a severe fracture can be debilitating and keep you from the activities you enjoy. When a hip joint is damaged beyond repair, and pain is occurring during ordinary tasks, hip replacement is the treatment of choice for patients seeking a return to a more active lifestyle. But even though hip replacement can relieve the existing pain in the hip joint, it can often require a prolonged hospital stay, significant surgical pain and weeks to months of rehabilitation.
In traditional hip replacement surgery, a 10 to 12 inch incision is made, and muscles and tendons often have to be cut to access the hip joint. However, cutting of these muscles and tendons causes considerable surgical trauma, is the primary source of pain and limping after surgery, and can prolong rehabilitation and a return to regular activity significantly.
Dr. Douglas B. Unis, a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and an expert in minimally invasive joint replacement, is now offering a new "Micro Hip" hip replacement technique that dramatically reduces hospital stay, post-surgical pain, and recovery time for qualified hip replacement patients. St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center was a United HealthCare Premium Specialty Center for Joint Replacement in 2008, and is well known for its outstanding orthopedic care.
To make an appointment with Dr. Douglas Unis, orthopedic surgeon, for a consultation on hip replacement surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in NYC, please call (212) 636-3800.