The area where your hip bone (p)elvis and thigh bone (femur) are connected is called the hip joint. In and around your hip are tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and other soft tissues. Hip surgery may be recommended if noninvasive treatments and therapies have not been successful.
Types of Hip Surgery We Offer
Orthopedic surgeons at Dignity Health perform the following hip procedures in Arizona:
If you or a loved one would like to speak with an expert about the risks and benefits of hip surgery in Arizona, Find a Doctor at a Dignity Health hospital near you.
Medical Conditions That May Require Hip Surgery
The following orthopedic conditions may require a hip procedure in order to relieve chronic pain and discomfort or to restore a full range of motion:
- Injuries to the hip joint, including dislocations, fractures, overuse injuries, and torn cartilage
- Osteoarthritis, causing cartilage and bone to break down
- Inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis
- Traumatic arthritis, which develops after a severe sprain, strain, or fracture
- Dysplasia, a condition in which the hip joint develops incorrectly and wears out
- Osteonecrosis, a rare condition in which the bone starts to die and break down
- Injuries that create bone fragments or pieces of cartilage
- Hip symptoms that can’t be explained, including catching and snapping, stiffness, swelling, locking, and general pain
In many cases, surgery can be avoided through a variety of noninvasive treatments, including joint injections and physical therapy. However, if your doctor does recommend hip surgery, Dignity Health offers the latest robotic procedures, resulting in less pain, less scarring, and shorter hospital stays. Speak with an orthopedic specialist to see if you are eligible.
What to Expect With Hip Surgery at Dignity Health
The type of procedure you’ll need may depend on your specific hip condition, overall health, age, and personal preferences. A variety of hip procedures can be performed at Dignity Health hospitals or outpatient surgery centers. These include arthroscopic, open, and minimally invasive surgery. With any of these options, general anesthesia may be given.
Be sure to talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of each procedure. As with any surgery, risks may include bleeding, blood clots, infection, and reactions to anesthesia.
Recovering From Hip Surgery
After arthroscopic hip surgery, most people are able to go home the same day. For an open or minimally invasive procedure, you may need to spend a few days recovering in the hospital. Your doctor may recommend rehabilitation and physical therapy to help you recover. Ask your doctor when it will be safe to resume normal activities.
Dignity Health provides excellence in care to help people with chronic pain and disability find healing through hip surgery in Arizona.