FAQs About Hip Injury Medical Procedures
Our experienced New York orthopedic hip surgeons can answer your questions
Dealing with a serious hip injury? Trying to find accurate information about hip injury medical procedures? Get the facts from an experienced, New York orthopedic hip surgeon who can help you every step of the way. Talk to a doctor at Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc). Our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. That’s why our doctors know the answers to your important medical questions.
Learn more about hip injury medical procedures from someone you can trust. Contact us and make an appointment. Many of our experienced orthopedic hip surgeons have immediate appointments available at our seven, New York locations – including same-day appointments in some cases. Best of all, you can often receive all your medical care at the same, convenient location. Contact us online or call 1-888-BONE-DOC (266-3362). Our medical practice is in network and accepted by most major insurance providers.
What is your question about hip injury medical procedures?
Don’t see your specific question listed below? Don’t worry. Every medical procedure is different. That’s why it’s always important to talk with an experienced hip surgeon, who can examine you and diagnose exactly what’s wrong.
- How do I know if I need hip surgery?
- How do I know if I need hip replacement surgery?
- What are the warning signs that I need hip surgery?
- What is the average age when someone undergoes hip surgery?
- How long does it normally take to recover from hip surgery?
- Can I walk up stairs after hip surgery?
- What is the average cost of hip replacement surgery?
- Who will pay for my hip surgery?
- Does my medical insurance cover hip surgery?
- Does workers’ compensation cover hip surgery?
Often, the only way to know for sure is to have an experienced hip surgeon examine you and diagnose exactly what’s wrong. Depending on your hip injury or illness, you may need an X-ray, an MRI or another medical test to determine the severity of your injury and which medical procedure makes the most sense for you.
A thorough examination by an experienced hip surgeon is often the best way to determine if you need total hip replacement (THR) surgery. Your doctor can advise you on whether you’re a suitable candidate for total hip replacement surgery. They can also explain possible alternatives to hip replacement surgery based on your age, physical well-being and other factors.
The warning signs can vary widely depending on what type of hip injury you have. In general, many common hip injuries involve serious hip pain, especially when walking or trying to stand up. Difficulty perform routine tasks like bending over or climbing stairs may also be a symptom of a serious hip injury which requires hip surgery. You’ll never know for sure until you have a hip surgeon examine you and diagnose what’s wrong.
Generally, adults over 50 years old are the most likely candidates for hip surgery. This is often due to normal wear and tear due to age. Many older and younger adults often undergo hip surgery for a variety of reasons. Among younger adults, reasons why they undergo hip surgery range from sports injuries to workplace injuries.
Depending on what type of hip surgery you’re undergoing, your recovery time may vary from 3 to 12 weeks in many cases.
During your recovery, you may need to stay overnight in a hospital for 2 to 3 days in most cases after undergoing hip surgery. During that time, hospital staff will monitor your vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, etc.) to make sure they’re normal. We also have extensive experience with pain management and can prescribe pain medication, if necessary, after your hip operation.
A physical therapist can also teach you exercises to strengthen the muscles around your hip. You may then start physical therapy, which could last several weeks. A licensed physiatrist at one of our seven offices can create or supervise your unique physical therapy regimen. All seven of our office locations are also fully equipped with physical therapy devices.
After being released from a hospital, you might need to use crutches or a walker for several days or weeks. You also probably won’t be able to drive for 3 to 6 weeks while your surgically repaired hip heals. Each person is different. That’s why it’s important to discuss these details with your hip surgeon before undergoing your procedure.
In many cases, yes, you should be able to walk up and down stairs after undergoing hip surgery. Using a handrail and a cane, many people are able to walk up and down stairs after total hip replacement (THR) surgery. Always make sure to consult with your doctor after undergoing hip surgery before attempting any physical activity. Each person is different. As a result, your hip surgeon might advise against walking up and down stairs immediately after your medical procedure.
There is no set dollar amount for the wide range of surgical procedures performed on people with hip injuries, illnesses or degenerative hip diseases. In general, many total hip replacement surgical procedures cost around $32,000, but these figures are deceiving. That’s because many hip replacement surgeries are covered by medical insurance. This is especially true if you injured your hip on the job. In those cases, workers’ compensation often covers the full cost of hip replacement surgery. You should discuss these details when you meet with your hip surgeon. They can explain all the payment options available to you prior to your procedure.
In many cases, medical insurance covers the cost of all or most of the medical bills associated with hip surgery. Our New York surgical clinic is in network and accepts most forms of health insurance. That’s why we urge you to discuss this issue when you meet with one of our surgeons at IMC Bone Doc.
In many cases, yes. Your medical insurance covers all or most of the costs associated with your hip surgery. Our medical practice is in network and accepts coverage by most insurance providers. However, it is important to discuss these issues with our surgical clinic staff and your insurance provider before undergoing surgery. Medical expenses can be substantial, and no one wants to be surprised in the future.
If you injured your hip on the job in New York and your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, your medical expenses should be covered by your employer’s worker’s comp policy. Don’t simply assume that your workers’ compensation coverage will cover the costs associated with your surgical procedure. Always check with your employer, and feel free to talk with us. Our experienced, New York orthopedic hip surgeons and staff members have decades of experience. We know how the system works and can help you every step of the way.