There was a time when hip replacement surgery meant spending a week or more in the hospital, followed by a lengthy and sometimes difficult recovery. At CHI Saint Joseph Health, we offer the latest, most minimally invasive techniques to help you get back much faster to your active lifestyle.
One of our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons can help determine if hip replacement or another treatment is right for you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 859.313.2255. Find an orthopedic provider online.
Older hip replacement methods required large incisions and detaching key muscles and tendons, resulting in more trauma. CHI Saint Joseph Health surgeons specialize in newer techniques like the direct anterior approach, allowing them to reach the hip from the front side, so the joint can be replaced without damaging nearby muscles or tendons.
For you, that may offer a variety of benefits, including:
Anterior approach isn’t right for everyone. Your surgeon will work closely with you to find the best option, which may include the posterior approach. This technique is performed with a single incision on the back side of your hip, and which has proven to produce excellent outcomes.
We know hip replacement surgery can feel daunting, but with our specially designed joint class, the experience is much easier than you may think. Every step of your journey is highly coordinated, starting with a pre-operative class so you can feel confident and prepared. After surgery, you’ll recover in one of our dedicated orthopedic inpatient rooms, where one of our skilled physical therapists will help you get up and moving. We’ll continue to monitor your progress once you’re home to help you with pain management and activity goals.
At CHI Saint Joseph Health, you never have to travel far for relief: