Total Hip Replacement

Dr. Likover has been performing total replacement of the hip for over twenty-five years. Dr. Likover is fully familiar with the latest technology in hip replacement. There are two primary issues that are of concern in replacement of the hip. The first is the longevity of the prosthesis and the second is the quick recovery of the patient.

Dr. Likover utilizes the most modern hip implant which entails using bio-ingrowth components. Generally, Dr. Likover does not use cement for hip prosthesis fixation unless there are very special circumstances. Up until now the use of cement is what has limited the life span of the total hip replacement, as cement can wear out and the hip get loose. A cemented hip replacement usually lasts about ten years. Bio-ingrowth hip replacements have the potential to have an unlimited life span.

The other issues in hip replacement is what is the interface between the metal ball and the socket. The latest in technology uses a highly polished metal-on-metal interface which has the potential, again, to last indefinitely.

To further understand this, I refer you to the website which will show you the prosthesis and provide further information.

The second issue in hip replacement is quic k recovery of the patient. Dr. Likover performs "minimally invasive" hip replacement surgery. This allows for a quicker recovery and less pain for the patient undergoing surgery. Many of Dr. Likover's patients leave the hospital in 48 hours following hip replacement.