Hip

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 90% of hip fractures are caused by falls in adults 65 and over, and these injuries in particular cause severe health problems, reduced life quality, and even premature death. But fall risks and the elderly aren’t the only factors involved with hip injuries or disease. Nearly everyone is susceptible in some way, whether it be through muscle strains, arthritis, or accidents, such as motor vehicle accidents. If you believe you may have a disease involving your hip, or if you have had an injury, you may be wondering who can help. What kind of doctor should you go see? Whatever your problem may be, your first course of action should be to call the office of Dr. James Manning for your initial consultation. Dr. Manning is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and deals with all types of hip injuries. We can help to determine the extent of your problem and make an informed decision regarding surgical versus nonsurgical treatment.

Las Vegas Hip SurgerySpecific types of hip injuries and conditions include:

  • Avascular necrosis of the hip (AVN)
  • Hip arthritis or bursitis
  • Hip fractures
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
  • Labral Tears of the Hip

Procedures performed by Dr. Manning:

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture Treatment with Surgical Screws
  • Femur Fracture Fixation with Dynamic Hip Screw
  • Femur Fracture Fixation with Intramedullary Rod

Dr. James Manning has been practicing medicine in the Las Vegas area since 1988. As a member of multiple medical associations, including Board Certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he has continued to serve the community. Dr. Manning has worked with several sports teams, as well as the academic community while publishing articles and writing texts which help train our healers of tomorrow. Dr. Manning has the qualifications, experience and desire to help you with any hip issues that arise, and as an expert in the field of orthopedic surgery, he has the skill needed in particular for more serious hip problems.

Call 702-228-7355 today and we will be glad to schedule your initial consultation.

HIP FAQ’S:

How do I know if I need hip replacement surgery?

Hips can become damaged by arthritis, fractures or other injuries and make your activities of daily living, such as walking and getting from sitting to standing positions, very painful and difficult. Perhaps you have tried medications, physical therapy, or the use of medical equipment (canes, etc.) and have found that they are just not enough. This is when you may consider hip replacement surgery, which in effect replaces the fractured or diseased hip joint with an artificial one, made specifically to fit your body, and that will increase your range of motion and decrease pain and stiffness.

Ok, so my Dr. Manning and I have decided I should have a total hip replacement. Now what?

Dr. Manning will do a full exam as well as refer you to your primary care physician or other physicians you see most often for a medical clearance for surgery. There will be preoperative tests such as x-ray’s and blood work. You will be asked what types of medications you are on, and may need to stop some in the weeks before surgery. Any issues such as weight loss, dental repairs needed, infections, etc., will need to be addressed before surgery can occur. You will also need to plan for the likelihood of staying in the hospital for a few days after surgery to heal.

What should I expect after the surgery?

You and Dr. Manning, along with your family, a social worker at the hospital, and/or a discharge planner, will discuss arrangements that will need to be made for you postoperatively. You will need help for several weeks with activities such as cooking, bathing, and laundry. Walking will be possible with crutches, and consideration for home modifications will need to be made (i.e., handrails in the shower or bath, raised toilet seat, or a reacher to help grab objects without excessive bending). Dr. Manning will also advise you on wound care, diet and activities, and how to avoid problems such as blood clots after surgery.

Hip Surgery is a big decision that will have a significant impact on your life and health. Don’t make an uninformed decision.

Call Dr. James Manning at 702-228-7355, and schedule your personal consultation.

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