Hip Replacement Surgery
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery and Anterior Hip Surgery Experts
When pain and stiffness in the hip makes it difficult to walk, bend or lift a leg, hip replacement surgery can help you get back to enjoying normal everyday activities.
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which diseased or damaged areas of the hip are removed and replaced with an artificial ball-and-socket joint. A total hip replacement procedure is often reserved for patients who have a painful, disabling joint disease of the hip resulting from a severe form of arthritis, or who have not benefited from other treatments such as medication, therapy or less invasive procedures. It is considered one of the most successful operations in modern medicine.
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
At Aurora Health Care, we've developed expertise in what's called the "anterior" approach to hip replacement surgery. Anterior hip surgery involves accessing the hip from the anterior—or front—of the body, as opposed to the side or the back. The benefits are numerous.
- Because this approach does not require the cutting of muscle to reach the hip, you’ll typically recover faster
- You’re allowed—even encouraged—to bend your hip freely immediately following surgery because there’s less risk of dislocation
Within three to six weeks, you’re typically able to resume normal light activities. Complete recovery can take up to six months.
Prior to hip surgery, you’ll attend the Aurora Joint Academy, where you’ll learn what to expect and can ask questions up front in a friendly environment. As a result, most patients are less anxious about their treatment. After surgery, our physicians and therapists work closely with you to develop an individualized plan for rehabilitation.
Learn more about the procedure a hip replacement video.