Advanced Surgical Techniques: Hip Replacement

If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, you may be experiencing difficulty when performing your daily activities. Activities such as cleaning your house, taking your dog for a walk, climbing stairs, or getting in or out of your chair may be painful and difficult. You may even feel uncomfortable while resting and have difficulty sleeping.

If medications, changes in your everyday activities, and the use of walking aids do not adequately help your symptoms, you may want to consider hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.

San Antonio Regional Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center offers the latest surgical techniques to benefit those who suffer from chronic joint pain. Our surgeons are skilled in tissue sparing surgical techniques which protect muscle and ligament tissue as well as traditional procedures.

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement is a surgery for replacing the hip socket and the "ball" or head of the thigh bone (femur). The surgeon resurfaces the socket and ball where cartilage and bone have been lost, and then inserts an artificial ball and socket into healthy bone.

These advanced surgical techniques preserve soft tissue and enable patients to shorten their recovery to weeks, rather than months as in traditional approaches.

Anterior Hip Replacement

The anterior approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery that provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure. The technique allows the surgeon to work between your muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thighbones - protecting the tissue from trauma.