If arthritis hip pain stops you from enjoying an active life, a hip replacement can help put that pain behind you.
About 300,000 Americans have total hip replacements each year. Most spend just one night in the hospital. With advances in techniques and implants, about 80 to 85 percent of hip replacements last 20 years or even longer. In fact, joint replacements are considered to be among the most effective surgeries in all of medicine.
Orthopedic surgeons at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) specialize in advanced hip replacement techniques that can help ease hip pain and restore mobility in people with severe arthritis. In 2020, U.S. News and World Report ranked the hospital as “high-performing” in both hip and knee replacement surgery, giving it the top ranking of 5/5.
If you’ve tried alternatives to hip replacement without success, talk to a doctor about this common hip surgery.
Depending on your health condition, orthopedic specialists may use the newer anterior approach to hip surgery or the traditional posterior approach. We also offer computer-aided technology, which can help orthopedic specialists give you a more precise and personalized joint replacement. These systems make 3D images of the unique shapes and profiles of your knee, and help guide the surgery. This technology helps surgeons determine the right the size and position for your implant, which is critical to hip alignment and stability.