Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is surgery to replace a worn-out or damaged hip joint. The orthopedic surgeon replaces the old joint with an artificial joint. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. The goal of hip replacement surgery is to replace the parts of the hip that have been damaged and to relieve day to day pain.
Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster’s team of expert hip surgeons will replace the diseased portion of the hip joint (the damaged cartilage and part of the bone underneath) with a replacement prosthesis to relieve your pain and make your joint work better.
New hip joints usually last 15 to 20 years for around 95 percent of patients who have a total joint replacement procedure to relieve the pain from hip arthritis.
If you are considering hip replacement, review all of the options, including the benefits and risks of each, with your provider.
- Severe dull and aching pain
- Pain in hip, groin, thigh, buttock, and sometimes in the knee
- Pain may occur while moving or resting
- Pain keeps you awake at night
- Stiffness in hip
- Difficulty moving or lifting leg
- Limit everyday activities, including walking, stair climbing, and bending
- My doctor and staff took the time to explain the cause and treatment I would receive. Very professional!
- A very professional organization, with a relaxed and friendly staff.
- #1 in my book! This team replaced my right knee, and are now in the prep stages to replace the left one. One stop shopping as far as diagnosis, actual surgery at Lancaster General, along with rehab. The surgery team is great, and the rehab team very easy to work with and very thorough.
- I could not have asked for better service, promptness and satisfaction with the treatment ordered. Thank you very much!
- The office staff were very helpful while you were there for your appointment. I have been a patient of OAL for over 40 years and that speaks for itself.