Total hip replacement surgery in Denver
At Swedish Medical Center in Denver, we can help free you from hip pain so you can get back to your everyday life. Our expert doctors are specially trained and experienced in figuring out exactly what is wrong with your hip and fixing it.
Our treatment starts with your first visit. We will teach you about your condition so you can make the best choice. We know surgery can be a big decision, and we want to work with you to create a plan for your hip pain.
We usually start treatments with physical therapy. If that doesn’t work, we may talk about total hip replacement surgery. If you have surgery, our therapy team works with you afterward. We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to make sure you are back to your old self as soon as possible.
What happens during hip replacement surgery?
During total hip replacement surgery, your surgeon replaces your damaged hip with an artificial joint. Your thigh bone is rounded at the top and fits into the cup part of the pelvic bone. When you have total hip surgery, a metal ball with a stem is put in place at the top of your femur. A plastic-like cup is inserted into the damaged cup of your pelvic bone. Together, these make a new hip that is less painful and can move better.
For some patients, we offer robot-assisted surgery. Patients with inflammatory or non-inflammatory degenerative hip joint disease might be able to have this type of less invasive and precise surgery. If you would like a different solution to traditional total hip replacement, we might be able to help you return to the active lifestyle you know even faster.