If you suffer from hip arthritis that prevents you from enjoying your daily routine, you may benefit from total hip replacement surgery. This procedure replaces your damaged hip joint with an artificial one. The surgery restores your activity level and allows you to move comfortably and walk without pain. Modern hip replacements may last for the rest of your lifetime.
At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we specialize in a variety of advanced techniques for total hip replacements, including:
- Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery – In this technique, your orthopaedic surgeon makes smaller incisions in order to replace the joint. This technique is less painful and causes less muscle damage; it also allows for a faster recovery than traditional surgery.
- Direct anterior hip replacement surgery – This is a minimally invasive technique that causes even less muscle damage than other procedures because it does not require detaching muscles from the bone. You will recover more quickly, have less pain, leave the hospital sooner and do not have to follow post-surgical precautions as with less advanced approaches.
- Complex revision surgery – If you have a hip replacement that is wearing out or causing you problems, we have extensive experience with advanced techniques to fix them.
Total Hip Replacement – MedStar Georgetown’s Comprehensive Approach
MedStar Georgetown offers one of the most experienced team of orthopaedic hip and knee replacement surgeons in the region. We are committed to educating you about your condition and your hip replacement procedure. We make sure you feel confident that you understand everything that is important to you. We also provide many special services to offer you the most comprehensive care, including:
- Advanced pain management – MedStar Georgetown’s pain control protocols offer unique, sophisticated and personalized pain management care.
- Advanced physical therapy – Our program is designed to get you back up and moving soon after your procedure, and then help you continue to build strength and range of motion throughout your recovery period.
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Total Hip Replacement Recovery
The recovery process from total hip replacement will no doubt take time. Your orthopaedic surgeon will work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan that begins while you’re still in the hospital and continues until you feel completely healed. Typical recoveries include physical therapy exercises to regain your strength, pain management, and learning safe new ways to move and bend.