The Premiere Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeon to Northern Virginia
Who is Dr. Goyal?
Dr. Nitin Goyal is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, having earned a reputation as among the leading orthopedic specialists Northern Virginia has to offer. He has the skill and ability to diagnose and treat most non-optimum conditions of the muscles and bones. However, Dr. Goyal decided to take a different approach and specialize primarily in the surgical treatment of the hip and knee. Since focusing his attention on these two areas, he has become renowned in the field and has been asked to contribute to major orthopaedic medical journals as well as co-edit for two medical textbooks on the topic of joint replacement. For his efforts and dedication he was awarded the Everett J. Gordon Award for displaying “the most outstanding clinical and surgical achievement.” This is why he is known to deliver the best hip & knee replacement Northern Virginia has available.
The Conventional Hip Replacement Approach
Hip replacement is a major surgery requiring recovery in the hospital. The traditional method (posterior approach) involves making a surgical incision along the posterior or outer buttocks; this incision can be 10 to 12 inches long. Entering from here, your surgeon needs to cut some of the muscles around the hip joint to get access to the hip itself. These muscles then need to be repaired after the hip replacement portion of the procedure is completed. Due to the cutting then repairing of the hip muscles, the recovery time is 2 to 4 months.
Also, patients must adhere to strict precautions for the 6 to 12 weeks after surgery, such as:
- No bending past 90 degrees
- No internal rotation of the hip joint
- No turning of the leg inward
- No crossing the legs
The posterior approach has been providing successful outcomes for years but at the cost of a long and painful recovery. Dr. Goyal specializes in a newer, less painful approach with minimal recovery time.
Dr. Goyal’s Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach
With the anterior approach, an incision is made along the front side of the hip and is only 4 to 5 inches long. The anatomy of the leg allows Dr. Goyal to access the hip without the need to cut the muscles. He can do the full hip replacement without the necessity of damaging then repairing the muscles. This makes recovery time using a anterior hip replacement in North Virginia 2 to 8 weeks. Also, there are no specific precautions that need to be followed by the patient. Other benefits include:
- Less pain
- Less risk of dislocation
- Less leg length discrepancy
- More rapid return to normal activities
While the anterior approach to hip replacement is more advantageous to the patient, it is significantly more complex. In any type of hip replacement, the skill of the doctor is the most important factor, but this is even truer of the anterior approach. That is why it is best done by the premiere orthopedic surgeon Northern Virginia has available, Dr. Nitin Goyal.
Hip and Knee Revision in Northern Virginia
Hip and knee replacement surgery is vital to your quality of life if your condition calls for it. Patients soon return to their normal life after the procedures but as time passes, there is a host of reason that a revision surgery may be needed. Some include:
- Hip implant dislocation
- Implant site infection
- Corrosion of implants
- Pain following joint replacement surgery
- Prosthesis loosening
- Degeneration of bone at implant site (osteolysis)
While Dr. Goyal is a premier hip and knee replacement surgeon in Northern Virginia, his expertise also extends to those patients who need revision surgery. Take a minute to also view our total hip replacement surgery in North Virginia . If you’ve experienced any of the above conditions, please contact our office today.
Total and Partial Knee Replacement
The knee is subject to daily repeated use and impact, more so then almost any other joint. It is capable of carrying heavy loads while remaining mobile and active. The smooth movement it provides is made possible by its interlaced and interrelated components. In fact, it is one of the most complex joints in the body. A major part of the knee is cartilage. This sits in between the bones providing cushion, protection and contributes to smoothness of movement. The cartilage is prone to conditions such as:
- Avascular necrosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
When these conditions become too severe, partial or total knee replacement is needed. Due to the complexity of the replacement procedure, you need a very practiced hand. A surgeon that occasionally does this procedure is less likely to have the experience required to do the best job possible. That is why Dr. Goyal specializes in the specific field of replacement surgery to provide you with the finest outcome possible. It is no wonder his patient and peers say he delivers some of the best hip and knee replacement Northern Virginia has available.
Dr. Goyal believes every patient is unique and should be treated as such. He knows that you are putting your quality of life in his hands and this responsibility he does not take lightly. His pride in his job comes from the satisfaction and happiness of his patients. This is why he is known as one of the best orthopedic surgeons Northern Virginia has available.
“Doctor Nitin Goyal accepted the challenge of treating my husband’s chronic knee problem and saved his life. Over a 12 years period, the disease that was destroying my husband knee joint had not been diagnosed properly. By March 2012, my husband was in excruciating pain, had a fever and could barely walk. At that point we went to see Dr. Goyal of Anderson Orthopedic Clinic, who assembled a team of medical experts. Together they came up with the correct diagnosis and devised the proper treatment. Dr. Goyal then performed a two-stage surgery: The first one to remove the infection and treat the bone, then the second one to put in place a prosthetic knee.
Thanks to Dr. Goyal’s competence as a surgeon, my husband has now a proper knee joint so he can walk, and he has recovered his health. We appreciate the professional honesty and human touch of Dr. Goyal of Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic at Inova Mt. Vernon. He shows concern for you and your recovery, and we could not dream of a more skillful surgeon. We are very thankful and we highly recommend him to anyone considering a knee replacement.”—Actual Patient Review
“I had disabling pain in my hip, and Dr. Nitin Goyal took care of me. He's a superb doctor and is the only one who took the time to listen to me, answer all of my questions and make sure I felt comfortable. I am so happy I chose him to do my surgery. I think he is one of the top hip replacement surgeons in the Washington, DC / Northern Virginia / Maryland area, and I would recommend him to anybody and everybody!
I talked to an orthopaedist friend in Illinois who said that the Anderson group is world-renowned in the field of hip and knee replacement. So happy I ended up there! Dr. Goyal did an anterior approach hip replacement and I could not be happier. Thank you to Dr. Goyal and his staff at the clinic for taking such great care of me.”—Actual Patient Review
“Eight weeks ago, Dr. Goyal replaced my left hip using the anterior approach. I have severe osteoarthritis, and will have my right hip replaced next month, also by Dr. Goyal. Recovery has been rather easy, and I have no pain whatsoever in the left hip. I highly recommend Dr. Goyal for his professionalism, his bedside manners, and most of all, his skill as a surgeon.”—Actual Patient Review
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