Hip Replacement Surgery & Nonsurgical Alternatives for Active Individuals in Lafayette, LA & Nearby Communities
Only you can decide if the time is right for hip replacement surgery, which is always elective. But, how can you be sure that you are making the best possible decision? Peter D. Vizzi, MD, an experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an office in Lafayette, Louisiana, can guide your decision-making, provide individualized advice, and help you find the most conservative treatment plan that may be effective for you.
Dr. Vizzi often finds that nonsurgical treatment for hip pain is effective enough to delay or preclude the need for hip replacement surgery. However, an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential. We encourage you to consult with Dr. Vizzi at his office in Lafayette, LA, right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Hip pain that intensifies during or after physical activity
- Hip stiffness, which worsens after sleeping and improves with movement
- Difficulty walking, climbing stairs, or sitting down
- Difficulty getting into or out of a bathtub
- An aching sensation in your hip/groin during rainy or humid weather
- A stiffening in your hip when you sit for an extended period of time, such as when you drive to work or watch a movie
- Hip pain that disrupts your sleep
- Swelling in your hip
- A grating sensation in your hip joint
- A significant reduction in your mobility
If you ultimately decide to proceed with a hip replacement, you should know that this common surgery has been performed successfully for decades, allowing many people to find relief from their chronic hip pain and return to the activities they enjoy. Additionally, the surgical techniques and implants used for joint replacements have improved significantly in recent years.
You can feel confident entrusting your hip replacement surgery to Dr. Vizzi, who is well-versed in the most recent advances in orthopedic surgery. He regularly attends medical education seminars, reviews the latest literature, and maintains his certification with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.
To learn more about hip replacement surgery and conservative alternatives, contact Dr. Vizzi’s office in Lafayette, LA, to schedule an appointment.