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Hip replacement

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.

Hip replacement surgery in Virginia

Hip replacement surgery can provide a solution to daily discomfort, stiffness and pain.

The hip replacement specialists at HCA Virginia Healthcare hospitals are committed to your well-being, from diagnosis to recovery and beyond. We work with you to address your specific circumstances, answer your questions and bring you relief.

Do you have knee or hip pain?

Don't be defined by joint pain. Answering a few questions can help you determine if you need to speak to your doctor about next steps.

Don't be defined by joint pain. Answering a few questions can help you determine if you need to speak to your doctor about next steps.

Conditions addressed by hip replacement surgery

There are many reasons that you may need a hip replacement, but some of the most common include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Comprehensive hip replacement care

Different forms of hip replacement surgery are available to meet your specific circumstances and needs. Our doctors work with you to find the option that gets you feeling better, fast.

Signs you need a hip replacement

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

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

This procedure involves removing damaged bone and cartilage, but instead of removing the ball of the thighbone, it is capped with metal.

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 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.


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.


Recovery from hip replacement surgery

We offer comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help you recover quickly and safely after your hip replacement surgery. Our surgical and rehabilitation teams work together to create an effective plan for your recovery, starting from the moment you walk from the stretcher to your bed after leaving the recovery room.

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