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Hip replacement

Patients who experience chronic hip pain from wear, injury or arthritis or limited activity from a damaged ball and socket joint may need hip replacement surgery. During the procedure, an orthopedic surgeon removes damaged or diseased cartilage and bone from the hip and replaces it with prosthetic pieces.


Hip replacement hospitals in Florida

At HCA Florida Healthcare's hospitals, we understand that living with chronic hip pain can have a dramatic impact on your daily life.

From trouble exercising to finding difficulty walking, our orthopedic experts are here to help. When traditional methods to treat hip pain and immobility have not been effective, our orthopedic surgery teams provide you access to effective options for care—including advanced hip replacement surgery.

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Conditions treated with a hip replacement

Most of the time, our doctors will first recommend nonsurgical treatment for your hip condition. This can include rest, medication management or physical therapy. However, if these methods aren't successful in treating your pain, our doctors may recommend hip replacement surgery to help treat your condition. We use hip replacement surgery to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Hip fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

When to consider hip replacement surgery

You may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery if noninvasive treatment methods have proven to be unsuccessful and 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

Types of hip replacement surgery we offer

Hip replacement surgery, also known as hip arthroplasty, is used to resolve hip pain caused by injury from fractures or other hip conditions. The result of the procedure is better stability, mobility and function with reduced pain.

Some of the types of hip surgery our doctors specialize in include:

Direct (anterior) hip replacement

A direct — or anterior — hip replacement is performed by creating an incision in front of the hip, rather than on the side or back. This procedure is minimally invasive, meaning smaller incisions are made from the front of the hip. This causes less trauma to tendons and muscles.

Hip resurfacing

During a hip resurfacing procedure, the surgeon will remove the damaged bone and cartilage. However, instead of removing the ball of the thighbone, it is capped with metal, or other medical-grade materials.

Partial hip replacement

During a partial hip replacement, the ball of the thighbone is replaced with a prosthetic — an artificial piece made from metal, ceramic and/or plastic.

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.

Robot-assisted hip replacement

An incredible and innovative surgical solution, robotic hip replacement surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery. This means that your surgeon is able to perform the procedure by only making small incisions — less than half the length of those made in traditional methods.

With the help of advanced robotic technology, your surgeon will complete the procedure by controlling robotic arms. This increases their control and precision and creates better outcomes for you.

Robotic surgery is an advanced technique. It can only be performed by highly trained surgeons, but it offers many benefits — including less pain, less scarring and quicker recovery times. This helps you have a shorter hospital stay and get back to your life as quickly as possible.

Although not all hip replacements are able to be performed using robot-assisted methods, our surgeons will discuss this option with you when it is available.

Our hip replacement specialists

At HCA Florida, 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
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Neurologists

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