Total Hip Replacement
Orthopedic Surgeons Serving Irvine
Hoag Orthopedic Institute is proud to use the most advanced operating room
equipment and resources to ensure the highest quality hip replacement
surgeries at our facilities. Not only that, but we strive to give our
patients the ultimate experience, providing
nurse navigators to help answer any questions or concerns you may have prior to, during,
or after your procedure. They are there to help you navigate pre-operative
tests, hip surgery, therapy, and home recovery.
Experience the Hoag Orthopedic Institute difference for yourself by calling today.
Preparing for Your Total Hip Replacement Procedure
Total hip replacement surgery (hip arthroplasty) may be an option for you
if your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or a deformity
and non-operative procedures have been unsuccessful. If you have been
experiencing hip pain and stiffness, or you have difficulty walking, putting
on shoes and socks, or getting in and out of a chair, you may be a candidate
for total hip replacement. This is a surgical procedure in which the ball
and socket hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. By replacing
your diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, this surgery can relieve
your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal,
If you and your doctor decide upon total hip replacement, your surgery
will take place in one of Hoag’s state-of-the-art operating rooms.
The surgeons aligned with Hoag Orthopedic Institute are considered experts
in mini-incision hip replacement, also known as minimally invasive surgery.
This means that your procedure will only involve a small incision, designed
to minimize muscle damage and blood loss. Overall, this is intended to
lead to shorter hospital stays and shorter rehabilitation, as well as
less visible scarring.
Hoag Orthopedic Institute is also well-known for its acclaimed JointWorks
program, where the latest advances in total hip replacement surgery are
combined with patient education and rehabilitation. From the time your
surgery is scheduled, a specific liaison nurse will answer your questions
and help you navigate through your tests, your surgery, your physical
therapy, and your recovery at home. This type of personal care is a part
of Hoag Orthopedic Institute’s commitment to a greater standard
of service. It is one of the reasons more total hip replacements are performed
at Hoag Orthopedic Institute than most other hospitals in California.
What to Expect in the Recovery Process
The speed of your recovery will depend on many factors, such as pre-operation
fitness, age, weight, and the discipline your show in following your exercise
routines. Hoag Orthopedic Institute’s orthopedic dedicated physical
therapists will help you begin your recovery by taking you through specific
exercises to strengthen your hip and restore movement. Walking and light
activity are important to your recovery and will begin the day of or the
day after your surgery.
find your physician at Hoag Orthopedic Institute.