Hip Replacement

Southeast Hospital’s orthopedists specialize in hip replacement. The Center’s medical, surgical and rehabilitation staffs work closely with Advanced Orthopedic Specialists to provide the highest quality care for patients.

Southeast’s orthopedic specialists perform hip replacement surgery for those who suffer from:

  • A Hip fracture
  • Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic arthritis, resulting from an injury
  • Aseptic necrosis of the hip

Hip replacement involves replacing damaged bone and cartilage with a prosthesis or artificial joint. The types of hip replacements are:

  • Anterior approach
  • Posterior approach

 

Anterior Arthroplasty

This surgical procedure uses the most minimal incision, located on the front of the hip. In this approach, the surgeon moves the muscles aside rather than cutting through them.

Posterior Arthroplasty

Cuts through buttock muscles to reach the hip joint

Anterior Hip Surgery

  • Preservation of muscles
  • Improved component positioning
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • More accurate control of leg length, minimizing limp
  • Smaller incision
  • Reduced scarring
  • Fewer lifestyle restrictions after surgery