Hip Replacement Specialist

Capital City Orthopaedics

Orthopedic Surgery Practice located in Austin, TX

The thought of hip replacement surgery can create anxiety, but there’s no need to worry when you see highly experienced joint replacement specialist Omar Akhtar, MD, at Capital City Orthopaedics in Austin, Texas. Dr. Akhtar has helped hundreds of patients find relief from hip pain and immobility with joint replacement surgery. If you’re looking for a hip replacement expert, call or book an appointment online today.

Hip Replacement Q & A

What is total hip replacement?

Total hip replacement restores mobility and function to the hip joint by removing damaged or diseased tissue and replacing it with artificial (prosthetic) components. The hip is one of the largest joints in your body, and it plays an essential role in many movements, such as walking or sitting in a chair.

Damage to your hip from arthritis, a severe fracture, or another condition can make daily activities, such as tying your shoes, painful and difficult. Total hip replacement offers the opportunity to regain mobility and independence in your life.

Why would I need a hip replacement?

You may be a good candidate for hip replacement surgery if you suffer from hip pain that limits everyday activities and doesn’t improve with treatment. Dr. Akhtar always exhausts every nonsurgical treatment possible before recommending a total hip replacement.

Dr. Akhtar performs hip replacement procedures to provide relief from many conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fractures

To help you make an informed decision on whether total hip replacement is right for you, Dr. Akhtar carefully explains the risks and benefits of the procedure in detail.

What should I expect from hip replacement surgery?

Total hip replacement is considered one of the most successful procedures in orthopedic medicine, and Dr. Akhtar is a highly skilled surgeon. He thoroughly evaluates your condition before recommending the best approach for your particular needs.

Dr. Akhtar specializes in complex joint replacement procedures and uses the most advanced technologies to ensure the best outcome. He creates customized hip replacement plans, which may include:

  • Minimally invasive anterior hip replacement
  • Lateral and posterior approaches to hip replacement
  • Computer-assisted surgery for enhanced precision
  • Partial or complete hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery typically lasts 1-2 hours and requires a 1-2 day hospital stay. Recovery time varies from person to person, but may take up to three months.

Dr. Akhtar works with you to develop an individualized rehabilitation plan to help you return to the activities you love as quickly and safely as possible.

To learn more about your options for hip replacement, call Capital City Orthopaedics or book an appointment online today.