You may need hip replacement surgery if your daily activity is limited by chronic hip pain caused by joint wear, injury or arthritis. During this procedure, an orthopedic surgeon removes damaged or diseased cartilage and bone from the hip and replaces them with prosthetic pieces.
Total hip replacement in Broward County, Florida
We understand how difficult chronic hip pain can be, and that's why we offer hip replacement surgery from an experienced team of doctors.
Hip complications can get in the way of fully enjoying life. HCA Florida University Hospital is proud to have an experienced team of hip specialists to provide you with the best possible surgical and postoperative physical therapy options. Our goal is to get you back to normal activities as soon as possible, and we make sure to provide the comforts of home while you make your journey to recovery.
Conditions we treat with hip replacement surgery
Hip replacements can treat a variety of different issues, from injuries to long-term conditions, including:
- Hip fracture
- Hip joint tumors
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Hip replacement treatment
When other options have not proved beneficial, hip replacement surgery can help to improve joint function, increase mobility and relieve pain. Whenever possible, we offer minimally invasive hip replacement surgery that will shorten your hospital stay, reduce your level of pain, speed up your recovery and minimize scarring.
Hip replacement treatment questions
How is total hip replacement surgery performed?
During total hip replacement surgery, an orthopedic surgeon replaces the upper end of your thigh bone with a metal ball. The surgeon then resurfaces the hip socket in your pelvic bone with a metal shell and plastic liner.
Types of hip replacement surgery we offer
Hip replacement surgery, or hip arthroplasty, can resolve hip pain caused by injury from fractures or other hip conditions. The result of the procedure is better stability, mobility and increased function with reduced pain. Some of the types of hip surgery our orthopedic surgeons specialize in include:
Direct (anterior) hip replacement
This type of hip replacement is minimally invasive, meaning smaller incisions are made from the front of the hip. This causes less trauma to tendons and muscles.
Hip resurfacing is a surgical alternative to hip replacement surgery. Instead of replacing the hip joint entirely, a hollow, mushroom-like cap is placed over the round socket of the hip bone.
Partial hip replacement
In this procedure, a prosthetic component replaces the top of the femur (thigh) bone only, not the socket, and diseased damaged parts of the femur are removed.
If a hip replacement surgery fails, hip revision surgery may be an effective treatment option. This procedure involves removing some or all of the artificial joints placed during the hip replacement and putting new artificial joints in their place.
Total hip replacement
During a total hip replacement, the ball of the thighbone and socket of the pelvis bone are replaced with prosthetic pieces. The procedure involves removing the damaged cartilage and bone and implanting the device. Hip replacement surgery relieves hip pain caused by injury from fractures and conditions such as avascular necrosis or severe arthritis. In this procedure, a damaged hip joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant. This procedure typically results in better stability and mobility and less pain.
The anterior hip replacement approach
Patients undergoing hip replacement surgery at our hospital have access to advanced surgical technology for the new direct anterior approach to hip replacement. The anterior approach is one of the least invasive surgical options, and many patients are eligible.
The procedure uses a specialized surgical table, allowing our surgeons to work in between the muscles, instead of detaching them from the hip or thighbones. This allows for less tissue disturbance and smaller surgical incisions.
The anterior approach to hip replacement allows a faster recovery time and aids in precise placement of a prosthesis. The result is better function and a longer-lasting joint, compared to traditional hip replacement surgery.
Advanced hip replacement surgery techniques
Whenever possible, our orthopedic specialists use robot-assisted technology to perform total hip replacements. This advanced technology allows us to make fewer incisions and causes less trauma to surrounding muscles and joints than traditional surgical approaches. This usually results in less pain, reduced scarring and a faster recovery for you.
To perform robot-assisted surgery for a total hip replacement, we first take a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip joint. We then use software that creates a 3D model of your hip. Your surgeon uses this model to pre-plan the optimal size and position of the hip implant based on your particular anatomy.
During surgery, the surgeon uses the robotic arm to precisely and accurately align and position the hip implant to match the pre-surgical plan. This gives you the best and most comfortable fit possible.
Our hip replacement specialists
At HCA Florida University Hospital, we use a team-based approach that reflects our collaboration as a connected healthcare network. This means we bring together everyone involved in your care process — including your surgeon, primary care physicians and other support staff.
Together, we are committed to creating an effective treatment plan and returning you to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Our hip replacement surgery team may include:
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapists
Following joint replacement surgery, you will begin physical rehabilitation to help with your recovery. Through physical therapy sessions, our specialists will help you build back strength, restore mobility and provide you with comprehensive home exercise techniques.
Candidates for joint replacement surgery
If you are considering joint replacement surgery, we work with you to determine if you meet the qualifying criteria. Our preoperative class provides you and your family members with more information about your surgery options and the next steps you should take.
Schedule an appointment with one of our joint experts if you:
- Experience hip pain or stiffness after sitting for a long time or getting out of bed
- Have pain, swelling or tenderness in the hip joint
- Have tried other treatments, such as medicines and physical therapy, without success
- Hear or feel “crunching” in the hip joint
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