Your hip is the joint where your hip bone (pelvis) and thigh bone (femur) come together. Tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and other soft tissues in and around the joint are also part of the hip. At Dignity Health, our experienced orthopedic surgeons use hip surgery to repair a hip problem. Common types of hip surgery we offer include:
Dignity Health participates in both the California and American Joint Replacement Registries, and provides the latest in hip surgery in the Sacramento region, including Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) and Mako Total Hip Replacement.
Do I Need Hip Surgery?
There are various reasons for having hip surgery. Your doctor may recommend hip surgery to treat chronic pain or disability due to:
- Dysplasia, which is when the hip joint doesn’t develop normally, causing the joint to wear out
- Traumatic arthritis, which is similar to osteoarthritis and develops after a fracture or severe sprain or strain
- Inflammatory forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis
- Unexplained hip symptoms, including snapping, instability, locking, swelling, stiffness, catching, and pain
- Hip joint injuries, including fractures, dislocations, torn cartilage, and overuse injuries
- Loose bodies, including bone fragments and cartilage pieces
- Osteoarthritis, which is the breakdown of cartilage and bone
- Osteonecrosis, or death of bone, which is a rare condition
Your Hip Surgery & Recovery in Northern California
Hip surgery takes place in a Dignity Health Sacramento-area hospital. The extent of the incision and surgery depends on the specific reason for surgery and the procedure itself. Arthroscopic procedures are minimally invasive. Other forms of hip surgery may either be open surgeries or minimally invasive. You will likely have general anesthesia for any type of hip surgery.
Possible risks and complications of hip surgery depend on the specific procedure. Talk with your Dignity Health doctor before surgery about the possible risks of your procedure and how to reduce risks.
You will likely go home the same day as arthroscopic hip surgery. For other types of hip surgery, you may need to spend a few days in the hospital. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery from any type of hip surgery to regain hip strength, function, and flexibility. Your surgeon or physical therapist will let you know when it’s safe to return to your activities.
Rely on our experts to assist you through every step of the way, from teaching you about the procedure to personalized recovery care.
The orthopedic services at Dignity Health include state-of-the-art hip surgery in Sacramento and the surrounding areas.
Take the Next Step
If you think orthopedic surgery may be the solution for your pain, call Dignity Health in Sacramento at (916) 851-2511 to request a consultation today or request an appointment online.