Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces a worn out or injured
hip joint with a metal, ceramic or plastic joint. A successful hip replacement
surgery will have two primary benefits - relieving pain and improving
the mobility of the damaged joint. Joint replacement surgery is typically
not recommended until it is determined that the arthritic or injured joint
is not responding adequately to medications, physical therapy or other
treatments. Hip replacement can relieve joint pain, help the hip work
better, and restore normal walking and daily activities.
Hip Replacement Diagnosis
X-rays can be used to help determine the level of degeneration to the hip
joint and will reveal any bone defects or deformities. Our board certified
physicians will assess the damage to the hip joint by performing a thorough
exam, comprehensive tests and patient history. To get a more detailed
view of the hip our physicians may schedule a Magnetic Resonance Imaging
scan (MRI) for you. This gives a clearer view of how the hip is being
impacted by the damage.
Advanced Hip Replacement Surgical Treatments
Typically hip replacement surgery takes a few hours. The surgery can be
performed using minimally invasive surgery techniques with small incisions.
By using precise instruments, the incision(s) need only be big enough
to have the damaged cartilage & bone removed and new implants inserted.
Benefits of these minimally invasive hip replacement procedures include
less pain after surgery, quicker recovery, and less time for rehabilitation.Salinas
Valley Memorial Healthcare System has an integrated program that puts
the patient experience first - designed around patient needs from pre-surgery
Team of Orthopedic Experts
The decision to have hip replacement surgery is a cooperative one made
by you and your surgeon. A review and evaluation will assist in determining
whether hip replacement surgery is the best method to improve your mobility
and relieve your hip pain. Salinas Valley Memorial's team of board
certified physicians perform hundreds of procedures each year. They continually
train to stay ahead of advancing surgical techniques and technologies.As
a joint replacement center patient, your surgeon will be dedicated to
your case, and will follow you throughout your care here. Your physician,
and the entire health care team, is committed to your health and speedy recovery.
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission's
Gold Seal of Approval® for both hip and knee replacement at its Joint
Replacement Center of Excellence. SVMHS has become the first center in
Monterey County to earn this outstanding distinction. This award is only
given to organizations meeting the highest level of patient care as determined
by The Joint Commission's rigorous standards of quality and patient safety.