Hip Pain Treatment and Replacement Surgery

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Your hips are one of your body's largest joints, supporting your body's weight and giving you the ability to move. Are your hips causing you pain as you conduct life's most basic tasks?

If you feel pain walking, climbing the stairs or even sleeping, it may be time to see the orthopedic experts at Denver Health. Our team is skilled in the treatment of damaged hips, helping you return to your everyday activities.

Depending on what is causing your pain, our specialists may recommend exercise, medication, surgery or a combination of treatments. When that is not enough, advanced and minimally invasive surgery may be able to provide quality, long-term outcomes.

Our orthopedic experts have experience with a variety of hip conditions.

Hip Conditions and Treatments

  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Hip dislocation and instability
  • Hip labral tears/femoroacetabular impingement
  • Hip osteotomy
  • Hip pointers
  • Hip replacement

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is when a surgeon entirely replaces a damaged or worn-out hip joint with an artificial joint. This surgery may be a treatment for a hip fracture, severe pain because of arthritis, osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or congenital and vascular disorders.

The surgery involves removal of the defective bone through small incisions in the hip and insertion of metal implants. Surgery time is approximately 45 minutes.

While most TJA surgeries are very successful, there are some potential complications to be aware of including blood clots, wound infection, infection around the hardware, malfunction of the hardware and nerve injury.

After surgery, patients should be able to resume most normal activities of daily living within 3 to 6 weeks following surgery. Home exercises and formal physical therapy are key to the recovery process.