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Hip Surgery


If your hip pain limits your ability to move or perform daily activities, you should seek treatment. Treatment depends on the cause of your pain, but our hip specialists believe conservative options are the first and preferred approach.

When conservative methods are not successful, hip surgery may be an effective treatment option for relieving your pain and restoring normal function in your hip.

At MedStar Orthopedic Institute, our specialists are considered some of the best orthopedic hip surgeons in Maryland. In fact, several of our hospitals have earned advanced certification from The Joint Commission in hip surgery.

Every year, we consistently perform more hip and knee replacement procedures than any other hospital in central Maryland. Our surgical procedures include primary and revision hip replacements, along with hip resurfacing surgery and others. We offer the most advanced technology, such as robotic-assisted Makoplasty. We also offer minimally invasive procedures, such as the direct anterior approach, that help you recover faster and with less scarring than traditional surgery.

If you have debilitating pain in your hip, getting treatment doesn’t have to be as frustrating as living with the pain. Call us at 877-34-ORTHO to learn more.

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The goal of hip replacement surgery is to relieve pain and restore function to patients whose hip joints have been destroyed by trauma or disease such as arthritis. In a total hip replacement surgery, the painful parts of the damaged hip are replaced with artificial hip parts called a prosthesis.

The prosthesis consists of three components: a socket, ball, and stem. The outer shell of the socket is usually made of metal and the inner shell consists of plastic. The stem is also made of metal while the ball can be metal or ceramic. When the ball is joined with the socket, the new hip allows for smooth, nearly frictionless movement.

We offer robotic hip replacement surgery using Makoplasty® technology for patients who suffer from joint disease in the hip, including:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

This advanced, robot-assisted technology is a more accurate alternative to traditional surgery. The entire procedure, from preparation to implant, is customized to your unique anatomy for a more natural fit and better function.

Learn more about robotic hip replacement surgery.

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that lets your orthopedist view the inside of your hip joint and the surrounding muscles to diagnose and treat joint problems without major surgery. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis which typically means you can go home the same day as the procedure.

During the procedure, a camera is placed into the hip joint through one small incision and instruments to treat the problem are placed through other small incisions. This makes it possible for a specially-trained hip surgeon to perform a range of procedures to relieve hip pain caused by damage to the soft tissues surrounding the joint, including:

  • Smoothing or repairing a torn labrum or cartilage
  • Trimming bone spurs
  • Removing inflamed tissue
  • Hip impingement, also known as femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)

Hip arthroscopy is technically more challenging than arthroscopy of other joints, such as the shoulder or knee, because of the hip joint anatomy is more difficult to access. That’s why it is important to see a specialist with advanced training in this technique. Most patients find they need to use crutches for two to six weeks after surgery. You can expect to return to your favorite sports or high-demand activities in approximately three to four months.

Open reduction internal fixation of the hip is an invasive surgical method to repair a hip fracture. This is a two-step process.

First, a hip surgeon will reposition the broken bones to restore their normal alignment. This is called a fracture reduction. Because the fracture is being surgically repositioned, this is considered an open reduction.

The second step is called internal fixation. This means the repositioned bones are held in the proper alignment with metal plates, screws, and/or rods. These implants stabilize the bones to ensure they heal in the right position.