Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center
Your alarm rings and it’s time to wake up. You’re looking forward to a busy day, but as soon as you swing your legs out of bed — ouch — you’re greeted with hip pain.
If this is happening to you, you’re not alone. Millions of adults in the United States suffer from hip pain. Arthritis is a common reason for hip pain. Everyday wear and tear, accidents, or injury resulting in a sprain or strain of the muscles in the hip joint and fractures are among the many reasons people suffer from hip discomfort.
Hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons to get people with hip pain back to mobility. In fact, it’s estimated more than 400,000 hips are replaced in the United States each year. In the vast majority of cases, a hip replacement enables people to live richer, more active lives.
Outpatient hip surgery: when your hip needs replacement
Over time, your hip may become painful with everyday, normal use. When the hip begins to deteriorate or become arthritic, the joint may feel stiff or unstable and very painful, making it difficult to perform your everyday activities.
So, what do you do when your hip pain becomes unbearable?
That’s when it’s best to talk to an orthopedic surgeon like Dr. Ryan Pokorney of Orthopaedic Specialists in Davenport. Dr. Pokorney specializes in minimally invasive hip surgery — replacing the joint (ball and socket) with a new hip implant.
“There have been many advancements in the way we perform hip replacement surgeries. Even the common posterior approach can be done with only an overnight stay in an ambulatory surgery center,” says Dr. Pokorney. “An outpatient, minimally invasive joint replacement can help people regain their mobility once again.”
Many of Dr. Porkonery’s procedures are performed at the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center at 3400 Dexter Court in Davenport.
“Because the Surgery Center team specializes in outpatient surgeries and procedures, they are experts in the latest, proven techniques that lead to better outcomes and faster recovery for our patients,” said Dr. Pokorney. “That makes the entire surgical experience convenient and personal for my patients.”
The Mississippi Valley Surgery Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The accreditation certificate is a symbol that an organization is committed to providing high-quality health care and has demonstrated that commitment by measuring up to the Accreditation Association’s high standards. The Mississippi Valley Surgery Center is also Medicare certified.
From registration through discharge, the Surgery Center offers a relaxed environment with medical staff focused on offering individualized patient care. This makes patients feel physically and emotionally more comfortable and makes the entire surgical experience one they will feel good about.
To learn more about Orthopaedic Specialists, call 563-344-9292 or visit OSQuadCities.com.
To learn more about the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center and the many advanced minimally invasive treatments that lead to a speedy recovery, go to www.mvhealth.net and like them on Facebook at facebook.com/MississippiValleySurgeryCenter.