Total Hip Replacement (Hip Arthroplasty)

Hip replacement – also known as hip arthroplasty – involves surgery in which your orthopedic specialist removes the damaged sections of your hip joint and replaces them with prosthetic parts made of metal, ceramic or hard plastic. Prostheses can help reduce pain and improve your ability to function.

One of the most common reasons for needing hip replacement is that your hip joint has become damaged due to arthritis. Osteoarthritis (also known as wear-and-tear arthritis), rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation caused by an overactive immune system) and osteocrosis (inadequate blood supply to the ball portion of your hip joint causing deformity or joint collapse) are all potential reasons for needing a hip replacement.

If hip pain is interfering with your daily activities – including walking, rising from a sitting position and sleeping – and if more conservative remedies such as pain medication have not been effective, your specialist may recommend replacing one or both hip joints.

Which treatment alternative your orthopedic specialist ultimately suggests will depend upon your unique situation and the extent of your affliction.

Options for hip replacement procedures are continuing to evolve, with less invasive techniques emerging that may reduce recovery time and pain. One of these procedures, known as ceramic hip resurfacing, is being performed on younger patients with active lifestyles. Unlike total hip replacement, in hip resurfacing the specialist only removes the diseased cartilage within the hip joint (rather than the entire joint) and resurfaces the existing joint. This approach is less invasive, requires less recuperation time and normally leaves the patient with greater mobility after surgery.

Your orthopedic specialist can examine you to see which hip replacement option makes sense.

For more information and to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists to learn your options for recovery, contact us today.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who specialize in this treatment.

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Michael J. Latteier, MD

Michael J. Latteier

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Trauma

William W. Behrens, Jr., MD

William W. Behrens, Jr.

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Jeffrey W. Salin, DO

Jeffrey W. Salin

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Robert P. Bruce, MD

Robert P. Bruce

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
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Locations

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield
121 St. Luke’s Center Drive
Building A, Suite 302
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics South County

Signature Orthopedics South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics Fenton

Signature Orthopedics Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225