Relieve Joint Pain with Hip Replacement
Hip replacement, or hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes a damaged hip joint and replaces it with an artificial one. A hip replacement can restore range of motion with less pain and discomfort.
Why Hip Replacement is Performed
At UPMC, orthopaedic doctors offer hip replacement surgery as a treatment option for hip joints with severe damage, either from sports or overuse injuries, arthritis or infections.
Your doctor may recommend hip replacement surgery if you have:
- Hip pain or stiffness that limits daily activities
- Severe hip joint damage and loss of cartilage and bone
- Hip pain even while you are resting
- Tried noninvasive treatments like physical therapy, joint injections, anti-inflammatory medications and been unsuccessful
If you’re experiencing the symptoms listed above and want relief, experienced orthopaedic surgeons at UPMC's Joint Center can perform a range of hip procedures to help you get back on your feet. Our Joint Center offers a range of treatments for faster recovery, better outcomes and less time in the hospital.
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What to Expect from Hip Replacement at UPMC
Your hip replacement will be performed at a UPMC hospital location. You’ll be given general anesthesia so you will be asleep and won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Your surgeon will make an incision in your hip to remove any damaged bone or cartilage, and replace these pieces with metal or plastic. You may either have a partial, total, bilateral or anterior hip replacement.
You’ll need to spend several days in the hospital after your hip surgery. The length of your hospital stay will depend on the type of hip replacement you have, your age and overall health. Physical therapy will follow any form of hip surgery.
Orthopaedic surgeons treat hip pain and joint problems at UPMC with hip replacement in Williamsport and Wellsboro, PA.