Orthopedic surgeons in the Sutter Health network specialize in advanced hip replacement techniques, including the traditional posterior approach, anterior approach and robotic-assisted surgery. These procedures involve replacing the stem (the long end of the bone) and the acetabular “cup” of your hip joint with artificial joints.
If you’ve tried nonsurgical alternatives but you’re still dealing with injury or severe arthritis, these common hip surgeries can help ease pain and restore mobility. Most people spend one night in the hospital after surgery, but outpatient surgery is possible. It takes most people three to six weeks after surgery to walk without an assistive device and six to 12 weeks to resume normal activities. Recovery is gradual. It can take six to 12 months to regain full strength. The good news? Most hip replacements last about 20 years.