Hip Replacement and Surgery

If you’ve been suffering from hip pain, consider whether hip replacement may be an option for you. Because of advances in surgical approaches and implant devices, people are undergoing hip replacements at younger ages. You can maintain your activity level and keep moving.

Understanding hip replacement

Hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a worn out or damaged hip with a prosthesis (an artificial joint). This surgery may be considered following a hip fracture or for someone who suffers from severe pain due to arthritis. The goal of hip replacement surgery is to replace the parts of the hip joint that have been damaged and to relieve hip pain that cannot be controlled by more conservative treatments. Learn about our joint replacement program.

In addition to hip replacements, our surgeons specialize in treating hip conditions such as fractures and arthritis as well as performing hip revision surgery.

Here, you have options

Thousands of hip joint replacement surgeries are performed at CHI Franciscan Health facilities each year. We offer both traditional replacement surgery and anterior approach surgery, a minimally invasive method where the incision is made through the front or side of the thigh instead of through the buttocks. Doing so allows the surgeon to replace the hip without detaching any muscles or tendons. This approach offers the potential for less pain, quicker recovery and improved mobility by keeping muscles intact. Your surgeon will help you determine the best procedure for you, based on your unique situation.

Take the first step

Schedule an appointment with a CHI Franciscan specialist. Find an orthopedic physician near you or attend a free health talk to meet a doctor on our team and have your questions answered.