The Benefits of Hip Surgery in Northern California
The hip joint is where the thighbone (femur) fits into the hip bone (pelvis). If one of the structures in this area, such as tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and soft tissue, is damaged, it can cause pain and disability.
If you or a loved one has a hip injury or condition, orthopedic surgeons at Dignity Health North State offer advanced hip surgery in Northern California. To request a consultation, use our online search tool to Find a Doctor today.
Types of Hip Surgery Offered at Dignity Health North State
Doctors often recommend hip surgery to treat a range of orthopedic hip problems, including arthritis, hip fractures and breaks, and hip bursitis. Hip surgery is also helpful in treating unexplained hip symptoms, such as instability, pain and swelling, stiffness, and catching and snapping.
Some of the most common types of hip surgery are:
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip replacement surgery
- Arthroscopic hip surgery
- Hip dislocation surgery
- Broken hip surgery
- Hip fracture surgery
Speak with one of our experienced providers to see if hip surgery may be right for you. Dignity Health North State provides quality orthopedic services at these locations:
- Mercy Medical Center (Mt. Shasta) — named a top performer for surgical care
- Center for Joint and Spine Health at Mercy Medical Center (Redding)
- St. Elizabeth Community Hospital Sports Medicine Program
What to Expect from Hip Surgery
Depending on the type of procedure — open or minimally invasive — hip surgery may be performed in a hospital or outpatient surgery center.
Depending on the circumstances, Dignity Health North State doctors can perform arthroscopic hip surgery, which results in less pain and scarring, a quicker recovery time, and less risk of complications. Other types of hip surgery may be open or minimally invasive. General anesthesia is usually given for any procedure. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of each procedure.
At St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, our surgeons offer MAKOplasty for hip resurfacing and minimally invasive hip replacement, which offers less scarring and a faster recovery.
Recovery After Open or Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
In most cases, patients can go home after arthroscopic hip surgery and MAKOplasty. With other procedures, a short hospital stay may be necessary. Some patients also need time in a rehabilitation center.
An important aspect of hip surgery recovery is physical therapy, which helps restore strength, flexibility, and function. We offer physical therapy at Mercy Medical Center in Mt. Shasta and at our Outpatient Physical Therapy Center in Weed, CA.
If you’ve been considering hip surgery, talk to one of our doctors today to learn more about our personalized treatment.
Dignity Health North State offers a range procedures for hip surgery in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.