Orthopedic Hip Surgery


Non-Operative Hip Treatment Options


  • There is a wide array of medications that are available to aid in pain management as a non-surgical treatment.
  • There are several medications prescribed to help in recovery postoperatively.
  • Medications will be discussed during office visits to find the best fit for your needs.


  • There are several different kinds of injections that help reduce pain in the hip.
  • Their functions range from anti-inflammatory to providing a smoother surface for the joint to move along.
  • Injection options can be discussed during office visits to decide the right one for your hip.

Physical Therapy

  • Range of motion and muscle-strengthening exercises
  • Stabilization and enhanced hip mobility
  • Pain reduction through improved mobility
  • Integral part of post-total hip replacement surgery
  • Crucial for a successful outcome after hip replacement
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Operative Hip Treatment Options

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Total Hip Replacement

Why Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?

  • If medications and lifestyle changes don’t help, consider hip replacement.
  • Safe and effective procedure to relieve pain and restore mobility.

The Procedure

  • Surgeon accesses the hip joint, removes damaged cartilage.
  • New metal socket and plastic liner for smooth movement.
  • Damaged femoral head removed, stem inserted, and a ball is placed on the top of the stem to recreate the former femoral head.
  • Joint relocated, incision closed.
  • Can be performed as an outpatient surgery so  you can go home the same day and sleep in your own bed

Two Approaches: Anterior vs. Posterior

  • Traditional: Posterior approach, involves cutting through muscles.
  • Modern: Anterior approach, muscles are moved aside and the recovery is faster.
  • Anterior approach advantages are: smaller incision, fewer restrictions during recovery, and quicker implant stability.

Revision of A Total Hip Replacement

  • Total hip replacement can be subject to various forms of mechanical or biological failure.
  • Failure may require a re-operation surgery to address the issue, known as a “revision.”
  • More extensive pre-operative investigations compared to primary surgery.
  • Tests like special x-rays, CT scans, bone scans, or MRI may be needed to assess the implant and bone condition.
  • Blood work or joint fluid sampling might be necessary if infection is suspected.

Common Reasons for Revision

  • Repetitive hip replacement dislocation
  • Mechanical wear, implant loosening, or breakage
  • Infection

The Revision Surgery Process

  • Old implants removed, joint cleaned.
  • Bone graft if necessary to replace lost bone.
  • New implants sized, fitted, and secured.
  • Wound closure.
  • Longer surgery, typically lasting a few hours.
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