Hip Replacement

If you are experiencing hip pain that cannot be controlled by medication and it is restricting you from doing everyday activities, you may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery, also known as total hip arthroplasty.

Over time, injury or arthritis can degenerate the hip joint, causing great pain and discomfort. 
Hip replacement surgery can help increase mobility and eliminate joint pain. The top reasons patients consider hip replacements are:

  • Osteoarthritis - The gradual deterioration of the cartilage that cushions the joint
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - Inflammation of joint tissues, causing worn and swollen joints
  • Osteonecrosis - Rapid deterioration of a bone or joint after a severe blow or fall
  • Adult Hip Dysplasia - Abnormal placement of the hip

When you undergo total hip replacement surgery at Yuma Regional Medical Center, your surgeon will replace the damaged bone and cartilage with prosthetic components by using one of the following procedures, based on your specific situation:

Anterior Approach - For this minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon accesses the hip joint from the front of the upper thigh and uses smaller incisions and more specialized instrumentation to minimize muscle and tendon disruption. This results in a less traumatic surgical experience for the patient, a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery. Anterior hip replacement allows patients to immediately bend their hip freely and bear full weight when comfortable.

Posterior Approach – This approach to hip replacement has been used in the United States for many years and provides the surgeon with a good view of the hip structure to aid in the placement of the implants. To perform this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision at the back of the hip and cut through muscles and other soft tissue in order to access the hip joint.

Based on your individual needs, your surgeon may also decide to perform your surgery by using a minimally invasive method called MAKOplasty® which uses proven technology called the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System to guide accurate placement of your implant.

Due to the latest advances in hip replacement technologies, the longevity of new joint implants and mobility are enhanced. Your surgeon at Yuma Regional Medical Center will assess your needs and select the surgical method that is right for you.

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