If lifestyle changes, medications and assistive devices have not been successful in relieving your hip pain, you may be a candidate for a total hip replacement (hip arthroplasty). At HCA Midwest Health our team of highly-trained lower extremity orthopedic surgeons will work with you to build an individualized treatment plan and get you back to doing the thing you love – pain free.
- Primary total hip replacement surgery
- Revision surgery
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
Our specialized orthopedic surgeons use the latest hip replacement methods including minimally invasive techniques and robotic-assisted technology which can help to improve the accuracy of the implant’s position and alignment – a factor in how long the implants last.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas offers primary total hip replacements using the Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System. This leading-edge technology allows your orthopedic surgeon to develop a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. The hip specialist then directs the robotic arm within a defined area. The technology does not allow the surgeon to go beyond the designated surgical space, decreasing the possibility for error. The robotic arm also helps the hip specialist place and align the implant with greater accuracy.
Meet Our Orthopedic Surgeons
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Am I a Candidate for Hip Replacement Surgery?
If you suffer from degenerative joint disease (such as osteoarthritis) and haven’t found relief with conservative treatment options such as medications, walking supports and changes in everyday activities, you may want to talk to an orthopedic surgeon about joint replacement surgery.
Total Hip Replacement
A total hip replacement may be an option if your hip has significant degenerative changes. During a total hip replacement, the damaged cartilage from the acetabulum (socket) and the femoral head (ball at the top of the femur) is removed. It is then replaced with a synthetic ball and socket. A plastic liner is placed between the two surfaces to aid in movement. This recreates the normal anatomy of the hip.
Surgery time: 60-90 minutes
Hospital stay: 1-3 days
Expected outcome: Can relieve pain, restore function and improve a patient’s quality of life. While results vary because of many factors, generally, over 90 percent of patients are pain-free and without complications for 10 to 15 years after surgery. Some patients even have their original implant after 25 years.
Recovery: Exact recovery time can vary from person to person. In general, you can expect to walk with the help of an assistive device for approximately two weeks following surgery. For about two months after surgery, a physical therapist will work with you and get you back to your normal routine. Many people are about 85 percent recovered within two months. Over a two year period, you will build strength, endurance and confidence in your new joint.
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
The anterior approach for total hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure where an orthopedic surgeon approaches the hip joint from the front (as opposed to the side) and works between muscles and tissues. This allows the surgeon to avoid cutting major muscles and spares the tissue from trauma.
Some studies indicate that this approach offers patients a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and less pain. It may also offer less risk of hip dislocation after surgery and result in a better range of motion for patients.
The anterior approach is offered at Belton Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Regional Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center and Research Medical Center.