Gautam Siram, MD Orthopedic Joint Specialist located in Chevy Chase, MD

The thought of hip replacement surgery can create anxiety, but there’s no need to worry when you see highly experienced joint replacement specialist Gautam Siram, MD, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. Siram is one of the busiest joint surgeons in the DMV area and has helped countless patients find relief from hip pain and immobility with joint replacement surgery. If you’re looking for a trusted hip replacement expert, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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What is total hip replacement?

Total hip replacement restores mobility and function to the hip joint by removing damaged or diseased tissue and replacing it with artificial (prosthetic) components. The hip is one of the largest joints in your body, and it plays an essential role in many movements, such as walking or sitting in a chair.

Damage to your hip from arthritis, a severe fracture, or another condition can make daily activities, such as tying your shoes, painful and difficult. Total hip replacement offers the opportunity to regain mobility and independence in your life.


Why would I need a hip replacement?

You may be a good candidate for hip replacement surgery if you suffer from hip pain that limits everyday activities and doesn’t improve with treatment. Dr. Siram always exhausts every nonsurgical treatment possible before recommending a total hip replacement.

Dr. Siram performs hip replacement procedures to provide relief from many conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fractures

To help you make an informed decision on whether hip replacement is right for you, Dr. Siram carefully explains the risks and benefits of the procedure in detail.


What should I expect from hip replacement surgery?

Total hip replacement is considered one of the most successful procedures in orthopedic medicine, and Dr. Siram is a highly-skilled surgeon specializing in minimally invasive anterior hip replacement, which can decrease the risk of complications and reduce your recovery time. Prior to surgery, he thoroughly evaluates your condition before recommending the best approach for your particular needs.

Dr. Siram specializes in complex joint replacement procedures and uses the most advanced technologies to ensure the best possible outcome. He creates customized hip replacement plans, which may include:

  • Minimally invasive anterior hip replacement
  • Partial or complete hip replacement surgery
  • Computer-assisted surgery for enhanced precision
  • Hip revision surgery

Dr. Siram is nationally known for his anterior approach and anterior revision techniques and he routinely teaches them to other surgeons from around the country.

Hip replacement surgery typically lasts 1-2 hours and may require a 1-2 day hospital stay. Recovery time varies from person to person but, in total, it may take up to three months.

Dr. Siram works with you to develop an individualized rehabilitation plan to help you return to the activities you love as quickly and safely as possible.

To learn more about your options for hip replacement, call the offices of Gautam Siram, MD, or book an appointment online today.

Benefits of the Anterior Hip Replacement

Benefits of the Anterior Hip Replacement

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