From hip surgery to therapy, we can help improve your movement and lessen your hip pain.
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At Wake Orthopaedics, we are the trusted name for orthopedic surgery, including total hip replacements (Drs. Hanson, Harris, Howard and Neal) and anterior hip replacements (Drs. Harris and Ruffolo) in Apex, Cary, Garner North Raleigh and Raleigh.
If you have been experiencing hip pain or you have a pelvic fracture, we can help. Find your nearest Wake Orthopaedics office, then request an appointment by filling out the form to the right of this page.
Our hips bear the weight of the entire body, which is why chronic hip pain (especially common in active adults) can be debilitating at times. Hip injuries can result from a traumatic direct blow to the hip, a fall, an excessive twisting motion or a bone disease, such as osteoarthritis or osteoporosis. Fortunately, Wake Orthopaedics offers many hip treatments to reduce the negative impact hip pain and hip injuries can leave on your active lifestyle.
Some of the common ailments that are associated with hip pain are:
Our team of orthopedic specialists can offer hip treatment and hip surgery that can give you back your mobility and restore your quality of life. From tendonitis to hip injuries and beyond, we can treat a variety of orthopedic needs and provide you with an exceptional patient experience.
After coming in for your appointment at Wake Orthopaedics, one of our anterior hip replacement specialists (Dr. Harris or Dr. Ruffolo) may suggest this specialized form of hip replacement surgery to help solve your hip or joint problems.
Over the last several years, the physicians of Wake Orthopaedics have performed hundreds of anterior hip replacement surgeries and are on the cutting edge of this new, minimally invasive approach in the Triangle. Dr. Ruffolo has received specialized training in robotically assisted joint replacements, and recently performed the first robotically assisted joint replacement in Wake County.
During an anterior hip replacement procedure, one of our surgeons will make an incision on the front of the hip rather than the back or the side (as in the traditional procedure). The location of the incision means the patient doesn't sit on the incision throughout recovery. The surgeon is also able to enter the incision and spread the muscle rather than cutting and detaching it from the bone to access the hip joint. This technique used during an anterior total hip replacement procedure minimizes muscle damage and has the potential to: