Total Hip Arthroplasty

Xray of Fractures

Osteoarthritis of the hip is a common orthopaedic problem. Although non-operative treatments are recommended for early arthritis, many patients will eventually require hip replacement to improve function and reduce pain. Total hip replacement is one of the most effective surgical procedures developed in the 20th century and remains a benchmark within orthopaedic surgery because it provides patients successful results and rapid recovery times. There are two new options for hip replacement surgery including hip resurfacing and use of the anterior approach. Total hip replacement through the posterior approach remains the gold standard with the best published results, although interest in the anterior approach is rising. The surgeons at the Bay Area Bone & Joint Center have been formally trained in the following surgeries and approaches for total hip replacement:

  • Total hip arthoplasty
  • Selected hip revision arthroplasty
  • Anterior total hip arthroplasty
  • Hip resurfacing arthroplasty
  • Hip hemiarthroplasty