How Tertiary Reconstruction Can Preserve Your Hip

How Tertiary Reconstruction Can Preserve Your Hip

Experiencing a traumatic accident, whether it involves a vehicle or a significant fall, can cause substantial damage to the body. Unfortunately, without expert care, the injuries they leave behind can limit your activities, lead to persistent pain, and impact your quality of life.

As an orthopaedic trauma specialist in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, Dr. Eric E. Johnson has advanced training in addressing these types of injuries. If you sustained a traumatic hip injury, here’s how his tertiary reconstruction services could help.

Tertiary reconstruction basics

Simply put, tertiary reconstruction occurs when Dr. Johnson provides reconstructive services to someone else’s patient. So, someone requiring his tertiary care receives a referral from a primary or secondary medical caregiver.

With Dr. Johnson’s specialized training in trauma and orthopaedics, he can provide tertiary reconstruction services for numerous injuries, involving:

During tertiary reconstruction, Dr. Johnson reconstructs the damage to these musculoskeletal components.

Tertiary reconstruction and the hip

When you undergo tertiary reconstruction for a hip injury, Dr. Johnson focuses on restoring and improving the mechanics of your hip joint. He can also restore hip stability and correct any deformities that occurred from a hip trauma or failed procedure.  

Depending on the extent of your hip injury, Dr. Johnson could use various reconstructive techniques to correct the damage. Common tertiary reconstruction procedures involved in hip preservation include:

For severe hip damage, Dr. Johnson could also perform an anterior hip replacement. This less invasive surgical technique enables Dr. Johnson to replace your hip joint without less pain and muscle damage, along with faster recovery times.

Why see an orthopaedic trauma specialist?

Certain injuries require special expertise, especially when they include traumatic damage to major weight-bearing joints, like the hip.

Orthopaedic trauma specialists go through advanced training in treating not only broken bones, but also soft tissue and joint injuries, all resulting from accidents or traumatic injuries. That means they can deal with the most complex issues, including shattered bones, misaligned joint structures, and deformities. 

Types of specialized services orthopaedic trauma surgeons often provide include:

Orthopaedic trauma specialists even provide polytrauma care when people sustain multiple injuries at one time.

This advanced training and expertise enables Dr. Johnson to provide exceptional tertiary reconstruction services for the most complex hip injuries, so you can eliminate pain and restore function and health to your body.

Do you have a serious hip injury? Contact Eric E. Johnson, MD, to learn more about his tertiary reconstruction services by calling 424-309-1492 today.

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