Hip Replacement Surgery

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Pain in your hip can have many causes. This type of pain also has a range of treatments, from physical therapy to orthopedic surgery. We always strive to provide our patients with the least invasive treatment options first. But sometimes, your problem is serious enough that it requires a surgical solution such as a partial or total replacement of your joint.

When joint replacement surgery is needed, our Orthopaedic Surgical team has the expertise and experience to see you through the entire process and get you moving again. We will work with you to determine the best course of treatment, based on your individual circumstances.

Total Hip Replacement

Anterior Approach

The surgeon makes a small incision near the front of the hip to allow the removal of damaged bone or cartilage, followed by the implantation of an artificial hip. This artificial hip is made of metal alloys, plastics, and ceramics—it can be inserted by our expert surgeons without damaging nearby muscles and tendons.

  • Often, the walking device can be discontinued 1-3 weeks sooner with the posterior approach
  • Low risk of dislocation

Mini-Posterior Approach

The “Mini” stands for “minimally invasive.” A small incision is made at the back of the hip. As with the anterior approach, in order to access the joint and implant an artificial hip, muscle fibers are separated—not cut—thereby preserving their function.

  • Simplest, most common hip replacement procedure, with a high safety margin
  • Low risk of neurologic injury
  • Low risk of dislocation

Preparing for Surgery and Post-Operation Recovery

For information about how to get ready for your surgery and what to expect in post-operation recovery, see our Joint Replacement Pre-and Post-Op Resources.