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Hip Pain

Comprehensive Hip Treatment

There’s so much of life to enjoy. Don’t let a painful hip due to illness or injury keep you on the sidelines. At Abrazo Health, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation services delivered by a team of orthopedic doctors, nurses and allied health professionals can help get you moving again. Services include:

  • Development of a customized care plan for you
  • Nonsurgical care options to manage chronic pain
  • Minimally invasive procedures to treat hip pain
  • Robotic-assisted hip replacements
  • Rehabilitation services to enhance recovery
  • Orthopedic Nurse Navigators to guide you through the entire care process

Additional treatments such as medication, physical therapy and cortisone injections are often prescribed before deciding surgery is necessary.

Hip Replacement Surgery

Abrazo Health proudly offers minimally invasive procedures including robotics-assisted hip replacements. Our surgeons have been specially trained in performing the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions and with incredible precision, less pain and scarring, fewer complications, and better outcomes with quicker recovery time.

What are common reasons for hip replacement surgery?

  • Osteoarthritis - a loss of joint cartilage that limits movement, causes pain, and inhibits daily activity
  • Other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis that results from a hip injury
  • Damage to the hip such as a hip fracture

What are common conditions treated?

  • Hip arthritis
  • Hip fracture
  • Bone tumors
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip impingement

What are common hip procedures?

  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Arthroscopic surgeries
  • Labral repair
  • Hip revision

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is when an orthopedic surgeon uses advanced equipment and specialized techniques to provide a less invasive alternative to traditional surgery. Which can result in fewer complications, quicker recover time, lower risk of infection, smaller incisions, shorter hospital stay, and more.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Advanced robotic systems give doctors greater control and vision during surgery, allowing them to perform safe, less invasive, and precise surgical procedures. Robotic-assisted surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery and can include less pain, quick recovery time, less scarring, reduced blood loss, shorter hospital stay.

Robots such as the MAKO are used at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus for hip replacement.

MAKO is a robotic-arm assisted technology that is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip. Using a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy and a robotic arm, MAKO helps surgeons plan and perform your joint replacement surgery. Click here for more information on robotic surgeries.

Anterior Approach

The Anterior Approach, which is frequently requested by athletes and others looking to maintain an active lifestyle, can provide less painful and offer a quicker recovery than traditional hip replacement. During this procedure, the hip joint is accessed through a single, short incision made over the front of the hip joint without detaching the muscle from the pelvis (hip) or femur (thigh bone). The muscles important to hip function are not disturbed so patients have more freedom of movement with less pain. As a result, healing can occur more quickly.

The Hana is a state of the art fracture table that optimizing the Anterior Approach to a Total Hip Replacement. The positioning allows surgeons to replace the hip through a single incision, Anterior Approach, without detaching the muscle from the pelvis or femur. The Hana is used at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus.

How should I prepare for hip replacement surgery?

Before your surgery

Once you determine surgery is the best option, your doctor will explain each step of the process. The preparation will include medical tests, filling out forms and learning more about what to expect before, during and after surgery. An orthopedic nurse navigator is offered at Abrazo West Campus, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus. The orthopedics nurse navigator will walk you through what to expect, how to prepare for before and after surgery.

During your surgery

Hip replacement surgery requires you to stay in the hospital for a few days. Most people undergo general anesthesia, and our staff monitors your vital signs at all times during the procedure. We also offer the option of local anesthesia for patients who want to be alert during the surgery, or for those who are at higher risk of complications.

Once the prosthesis has been inserted, the doctor will close the incision and you’ll go to recovery.

After your surgery

Once your hip replacement is completed, you’ll be taken to the recovery room for observation, and once you’re stable and alert, you’ll go to your hospital room.

It may surprise you, but it’s important to begin moving your new hip very soon after surgery, so a physical therapist will meet with you to get started. Your pain will be controlled with medication, and over the next few days, the team will give you directions for discharge and rehab.

You’ll have follow up appointments with your doctor after six weeks, three months, six months and a year to ensure your new hip is doing well.

Get back to doing the things you love.

Our team is prepares to discuss your treatment options, focusing first on nonsurgical options. If surgery is indicated such as hip replacement, Abrazo Health takes pride in offering minimally invasive procedures.

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