When hip pain becomes severe because of arthritis, joint disease or simple wear and tear, a total hip replacement may be the next step for people that have stopped responding to conservative or non-surgical treatment. Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, CA, is Joint Commission Certified in hip replacement and can help you get back to the activities you enjoy most.
The goal of a total hip replacement is to remove the damaged hip joint and replace it with a mechanical implant to relieve pain symptoms and will enable you to return to your activities.
Along with traditional hip replacement techniques, GAMC orthopedic doctors offer the direct anterior approach for hip replacement. With this minimally invasive surgery, people may experience benefits over other approaches, including:
- Smaller incision
- Less operative time
- No movement restrictions and minimal risk of dislocation after the procedure
- Faster recovery time
Nearly all people who need a primary hip placement, even those needing bilateral hip replacement, are candidates for the anterior approach to hip replacement.
To learn more about hip replacement at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, or for a referral to an orthopedic surgeon, call (818) 409-8100.
For more information about hip replacement, download our free informational brochure, "Understanding Hip Replacement":