Total hip replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, is one of the most common orthopedic surgical procedures. Muscles and tendons are detached from the hip, damaged bone and soft tissues are removed, and a multi-component medical-grade implant is fitted into the hip.
Traditional hip replacement surgery involves a large incision on the side of the hip, whereas minimally-invasive hip replacement is performed through a shorter, single or two-incision procedure.
The benefits of minimally-invasive hip replacement include a quicker, less painful recovery, however not all patients are suitable candidates.
For the best possible outcome, hip replacement should be performed by a well-trained, experienced orthopedic surgeon. The majority of orthopedic surgeons at Texas Orthopedic Hospital are members of the Fondren Orthopedic Group L.L.P., a group globally recognized for leadership in orthopedic medicine.