Total Hip Replacement at OrthoKansas
The most common type of hip replacement surgery is arthroplasty, also known as total hip replacement. In this surgery, the diseased head of the thighbone and the hip socket are replaced with an artificial ball and socket. The prosthesis is anchored into place with bone cement or is covered with material that allows bone tissue to grow into it.
Am I a candidate for a hip replacement?
Patients with osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis or rheumatoid arthritis may find that total hip replacement is an effective way to reduce pain, restore normal joint function and return to your favorite activities.
Talk with your doctor to see if total hip replacement is right for you if you experience hip pain that:
- Affects your ability to go up and down stairs
- Interferes with your sleep
- Makes it difficult to rise from a seated position
- Persists despite pain medication
- Worsens with walking, even with a cane or walker
What are the risks of surgery?
The complication rate following hip replacement surgery is very low. Serious complications occur in less than 2% of patients. As with any major medical procedure, patients are at risk of complications including:
- Blood clots
- Change in leg length
- Implant wear and loosening
- Second hip replacement
How long will my recovery be?
To learn what to expect with your hip replacement surgery, watch our Total Hip Replacement Education video and download our Total Hip Replacement Education Manual (pdf).
Meet your team
OrthoKansas – a regional destination for progressive, multidisciplinary orthopedic care – is your partner for comprehensive, state-of-the-art musculoskeletal care. Turn to the experts in our Total Joint Replacement program for innovative, personalized care close to home, from providers you trust. We’re dedicated to returning you to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.