Hip Replacement Surgery
The orthopedic specialists at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis are dedicated to innovative and minimally invasive treatment of patients with hip pain. Injuries like labral tears, impingement and cartilage damage can cause debilitating hip pain. With techniques like arthroscopic hip surgery and MAKOplasty® hip resurfacing, many hip injuries can be diagnosed and repaired with outpatient surgeries, allowing you to return to your activities, and to delay or prevent hip replacement.
If hip replacement surgery is needed, Saint Francis’ talented orthopedic surgeons strive to provide a minimally invasive experience with better recovery outcomes to get you moving again. Hip replacement surgery removes the arthritic ball of the upper femur (thighbone) as well as the damaged cartilage from the hip socket. The ball is replaced by a metal or ceramic ball that is solidly fixed to a stem inserted into the femur. The socket is replaced with a metal cup, which is fixed to the acetabulum, or socket. The implants are designed to create a new, smoothly functioning joint that prevents painful bone-on-bone contact.
Most often, candidates for hip surgery suffer from:
- Osteoarthritis, a loss of joint cartilage that limits movement, causes pain and inhibits daily activity
- Other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis, that result from a hip injury
- Damage to the hip, such as a hip fracture
Get on the road to healing and call (901) 765-1849 for more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis.