Total Hip Replacements

Learn About Hip Replacement Surgery

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Osteoarthritis of the hip is one of the most common orthopaedic conditions and may be treated using a variety of nonsurgical treatment options. When osteoarthritis reaches severe stages or when nonsurgical treatment options does not provide you with pain relief, a Total Hip Replacement surgery may be recommended. The Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Surgeons at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are experts in Hip Replacement Procedures and have helped thousands of patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

About Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement surgery is often performed on an inpatient basis.  However, many patients may be candidates to have this procedure performed on an outpatient basis as part of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates innovative Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Program.

The hip is a ball and socket joint and the goal of the surgery is to repair both the ball and the socket of the hip. There can be several approaches used to perform a Hip Replacement, including the posterior approach, the direct lateral approach or direct anterior approach.  The approach that is best for you will be decided by you and your surgeon.

During all forms of Hip Replacement surgery, the surgeon carefully removes osteoarthritic bone and damaged cartilage in the hip joint and replaces it with special components.  First, the damaged femoral head (the ball of the hip joint) and is replaced with a metal or ceramic implant.

Next, damaged bone and cartilage in the socket portion of the hip is removed and replaced with a new implant.

Next, a medical grade polyethylene plastic spacer is placed between the ball and the socket so that they can glide smoothly over one another as they do in a healthy hip joint.

In the final stage of these procedures, advanced imaging and flexibility tests are used to ensure proper placement of the implants.

Hip Replacement procedures take about two hours from start to finish. Patients are then brought to a recovery room where they can recover in comfort.  Nurses and medical staff will review post-operative instructions as well begin scheduling the start of your Physical Therapy program.

Hip Replacements are one of the most popular orthopaedic surgical procedures with over 300,000 performed each year.  After these procedures, it is important that you commit yourself to the Physical Therapy program prescribed by the Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Physical Therapy Team so that you can recover quickly and get the most out of this procedure.

After therapy is completed, you can look forward to an active and pain-free lifestyle.  You can return to the hobbies you once enjoyed like golf, hiking and fitness routines – without the pain of osteoarthritis.

The Hip Replacement Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates have provided countless patients with a hip arthritis solution using Total Hip Replacement surgery.

Patient Education Videos

When Should I Consider a Joint Replacement? | Dr. Stephen Snow

What is Super Path Hip Replacement? | Dr. Jerome Zechman

Benefits of Direct Anterior Approach | Dr. Stephen Snow

Making An Appointment!

The Hip Replacement Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are Fellowship Trained and Board Certified. If you are ready to discuss Hip Replacement surgery, contact one of our specialists.

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Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Dr. Thomas Helpenstell

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Dr. P. Brodie Wood

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Dr. Jerome Zechmann

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Dr. Milan S. Moore

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Dr. Darrin Trask

Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist
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Recent Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Wood was personable and professional. Answered all my questions and addressed any concerns I had prior to surgery. I felt both PA’s who work with Dr. Wood were helpful and knowledgeable. Olympia Orthopaedics is easier to deal with and I felt less corporate/assembly line. I would use Dr. Wood for my other hip replacement.”
Sandra M.

Treated by: P. Brodie Wood, MD

“Dr. Moore invoked confidence that my total hip replacement would be successful, and he was right on target. His after surgery visits were very helpful in me understanding what I should expect going forward. Very articulate person.”
Carroll H.

Treated by: Milan Moore, MD

“Dr. Helpenstell has been my surgeon on three different occasions. Because the hip replacement went so well, I couldn’t see changing doctors. I regularly let those at my church know that he is an excellent surgeon.”
Karen D.

Treated by: Thomas Helpenstell, MD

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