Total hip replacement surgery is the surgical replacement of the ball and socket of the hip joint with artificial parts called prostheses. The prosthesis components may be made of metal, ceramic, and polyethelyne combinations. In traditional hip replacement surgery, the surgeon makes an incision along the side of your leg to access your joint. The ball at the tip of the femur is removed and the remaining bone is reshaped to allow for the new components to be inserted into the existing bone.
As technology and techniques progress, so do Susquehanna Health's orthopedic services. An alternative to traditional hip replacement is the anterior approach, a tissue-sparing procedure that helps patients recover more quickly and return to regular activities sooner.
Susquehanna Health's orthopedic surgeons specialize in total hip replacements and have a cumulative 30 years of experience with non-invasive, computer-guided surgery. Your surgeon and your entire Joint Replacement team pair the most advanced technologies with a very specialized care plan designed for you. Dr John Bailey, Dr DiSimone, Dr Michael Hoffman, or Dr. Mark A. Rackish specialize in this field.