Orthopedics

Hip Replacement Surgery

Without full and pain-free use of your hip joint, normal routines of daily life are severely limited. Our hip replacement surgeons treat conditions from arthritis to hip fractures.

Conditions that We Treat

Conditions that may lead to hip pain or stiffness include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory condition
  • Osteonecrosis/avascular necrosis (AVN)
  • Posttraumatic arthritis due to fracture or dislocation
  • Previous failed or infected hip replacement
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip impingement

Treatment Options

If you opt for hip replacement surgery, be assured that our doctors are experienced in the most advanced minimally invasive techniques using non-reactive prosthetics made of safe materials. Our orthopedic surgeons are skilled in performing the following types of hip surgeries:

Arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure where the surgeon threads a camera through a small incision in the hip joint. We use the camera to guide other instruments to the problem area to repair damage.

Osteotomy, which involves changing the alignment of the hip and pelvis to help decrease pressure on the damaged section of the hip joint. This is an effective approach for young people who do not require a total joint replacement.

Total hip replacement means removing the entire diseased or injured hip joint, and replacing it with an artificial ball-and-socket joint or prosthesis. We use minimally invasive techniques that reduce blood loss and scarring and minimize recovery time.

Anterior approach hip replacement is a type of total hip replacement in which the surgeon makes an incision at the front of the hip as opposed to the back (posterior) or side. This approach enables us to access the joint by going between muscles instead of through them. The goal is to minimize trauma to the tissue around the joint, lessen pain, and shorten recovery time.

Partial hip replacement involves replacing only the ball of the hip joint with an artificial prosthesis, leaving the hip’s socket unmodified. This is most typically performed in the setting of a hip fracture.