Hip replacement surgery involves replacing a diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, relieving pain and disability. Your orthopedic surgeon will remove damaged cartilage and bone and position the artificial joint to restore the hip's alignment and function.
Hip replacement surgery can be done in one of two ways: anterior or posterior.
- With anterior hip replacement, the surgeon reaches the hip joint through an incision in the front (anterior) of the hip. The surgeon works between two major muscles without having to detach them from either the femur or pelvis. The anterior approach:
- Can mean less pain, fewer restrictions and faster recovery for most patients.
- Spares muscles.
- With posterior hip replacement, the surgeon reaches the hip joint through the back (posterior) of the hip. Using smaller incisions, the surgeon can achieve adequate visualization of the surgical site while minimizing trauma to deep soft tissues, making rehabilitation faster and easier.
Watch a video about total hip replacement to learn more about the procedure:
Total Hip Replacement Video
MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement Surgery
MAKOplasty surgery is available for total hip replacement at Deer Valley Medical Center. Using the latest robotic surgical technology, MAKOplasty creates a pre-surgical 3-D model of your hip so that your surgeon can accurately align the implant using an advanced surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. To learn more about MAKOplasty total hip replacement surgery, attend a free seminar. You can watch a video about MAKOplasty total hip replacement here.