In a total hip replacement, a surgeon replaces cartilage that has deteriorated beyond repair with an implant that the doctor selects to best meet the patient’s needs.
Because total hip replacement is a major surgery, our doctors work carefully with each patient to determine if he or she is a prime candidate for this procedure.
We take time to talk with patients about their medical history, conduct a thorough physical examination to evaluate the strength and mobility of the hip, and use diagnostic test like x-ray and MRI to view the extent of the deformity or damage.
At Duke Orthopaedics, we offer every safe approach to total hip replacement that is currently available. These approaches are related to where the surgeon makes the cuts and replaces the deteriorated cartilage.
Approaches to total hip replacement that we offer include:
Our surgeons are all experts at the approaches they employ and consistently achieve excellent long-term outcomes.
In addition to offering multiple approaches to total hip replacement surgery, Duke Orthopaedics gives patients access to the most advanced technology and cutting-edge surgical techniques, including computer-assisted surgery.
Our doctors are leaders in the field of orthopaedic research and, as such, offer patients the most innovative technology and treatments available, including investigational techniques and implants that are still being researched.
Successful total hip replacement has been linked to the volume and experience of the surgeon.
At Duke Total Joint Center our surgeons are completely sub-specialized to offer total hip and total knee replacements which translates into positive outcomes and low complication rates for our patients.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke orthopaedist in Raleigh, Durham, or Cary, North Carolina.
Physicians offering total hip replacement surgery include:
Total hip replacement treatments are available at Duke locations throughout North Carolina, including: