If you are looking for a highly skilled midtown hip surgeon to treat your hip condition, 424 Orthopaedics is the place to come. At our practice, we are dedicated to providing the finest orthopaedic and rehabilitative care to our patients. Our dedicated and skilled staff offers top quality care in a warm and friendly environment. With more than forty years of experience in orthopaedics and sports medicine, Dr. Stuart Springer brings expert care to patients with pain and injury. 424 Orthopaedics provides you with comprehensive orthopaedic care. He uses the most advanced technology for his midtown hip surgery and features an open extremity MRI. The MRI is performed in an open extremity scanner meaning your head, and most of your body, is out of the scanner magnet reducing the likelihood of claustrophobia in most patients. Because our MRI machine is onsite in our office, we can provide this service on the day of your visit, or very soon thereafter, depending on your insurance requirements. In many cases we receive the official interpretation of the MRI on the day of your exam and any remaining information within 24 hours. This allows the doctor to more accurately diagnose your problem and discuss treatment options without costly delays.
Hip replacement, also known as total hip arthroplasty, refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint is removed and replaced with new artificial components. The midtown hip surgeon may suggest a hip replacement procedure when chronic hip pain and disability have not responded to conservative treatment and interfere with normal daily activities. The hip joint is located at the meeting point of the rounded head of the femur and the cavity-shaped acetabulum of the pelvic bone. It is a ball and socket joint with the rounded head of the femur being the ball and the curved depression, known as the acetabulum, being the socket. The hip joint is one of the largest weight bearing joints in the body. It withstands the tremendous forces that activities such as walking, running, and jumping generate. As one of the most flexible joints in the body, the hip allows a greater range of motion than all of the other joints with the exception of the shoulder. We treat femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip bursitis, labral tears, replacement, resurfacing, and iliotibial band syndrome.
Arthroscopic repair by this leading midtown hip surgeon is a specialty of his. A small incision, about the size of a grain of rice, is made and a scope with a camera on the end is passed into your hip joint. The doctor is able to move the scope around the joint as images are relayed to a large screen. This accessibility helps avoid larger incisions and trauma within the joint. Surgical tools also use the same access site and repair the damage. Recovery is faster than traditional, open surgery, the scar is much smaller, and post-operative discomfort is minimal. So if you have hip pain and need a skilled, experienced surgeon, call Dr. Springer today for an appointment.