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Total Hip Replacement
Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic - Greater San Jose Area, CA

The specialists at Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic are highly qualified to provide total hip replacement surgery as a safe, reliable solution for patients suffering from severe arthritis. If we find that total hip replacement is necessary, after exploring a variety of non-invasive options for relief, we are committed to ensuring that the experience is as smooth and painless as possible. From diagnostic services to surgery and follow-up physical therapy, we’ll be right there with you.

With a full range of available services, the Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic team sees treatment plans as an ongoing conversation between the physician and patient—and total hip replacement is no different. We will always meet you where your needs are, with no more treatment or invasive procedures than what’s necessary to get you back to doing what you love.

Our specialists follow rapid relief protocols, which have dramatically reduced the traditional recovery time from joint replacement surgeries, and employ multimodal pain management to get to the root of the pain in the most effective way possible. Our office also works with multiple companies to provide only the best devices, tailoring to each of our patients’ individual needs.

Common Questions on Total Hip Replacement

When is total hip replacement necessary?

The most common reason for needing total hip replacement is arthritis, which occurs when the cartilage of the hip joint is worn down. This cartilage acts as a shock absorber in the hip, so when it wears, friction increases and inflammation, pain, stiffness, and swelling at the hip will occur.

Fortunately, there is a spectrum of non-surgical treatment options available for severe arthritis and hip pain. The specialists at Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic will lead with these non-surgical treatments, taking the time to work with patients and determine the most conservative and effective form of treatment. Total hip replacement often occurs as a final treatment option for severe arthritis.

How does total hip replacement surgery work?

Thanks to incredible advancements in the field, joint replacement surgery is now a minimally invasive process. The specialists of Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic use small incisions, typically at the side of the hip, and follow a predictable pathway. Trauma is minimal and pain is very well-controlled.

What is recovery like for total hip replacement?

On the day of your total hip replacement surgery, you’ll be standing and walking. Your specialist will advise you to gradually increase activity as your progress allows. Patients typically spend one to two days in the hospital after surgery, and can generally resume with full activity within three to six weeks. A small amount of physical therapy helps speed recovery during this period—conveniently, these services are available in our building as well.

Are hip replacement surgeries successful?

The specialists of Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic have found that more than 95 percent of patients who undergo joint replacement surgery are very satisfied with the outcome. They are relieved of most, if not all, of their pre-surgery pain, and are fully active again within three to six weeks.

Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic offers physical therapy in the building, as well as regular check-ups following the surgery. Having these services consolidated under one roof means our doctors can more quickly respond to any irregularities or abnormal healing that might occur, making sure you heal as comfortably and quickly as possible.

Who is eligible for minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery?

If you are in need of a total hip replacement, our specialists will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, lifestyle, and unique needs. We will review a variety of factors to determine if minimally invasive hip surgery is right for you—including any past surgeries you’ve had and your current state of health. As with all treatment at the Arthritis & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we will ensure that all of your questions are answered and you will know what to expect prior to beginning treatment.

What is revision hip replacement?

Even the highest quality joint replacements can wear down over time, and some replacements will need to be replaced after 10 or 15 years. Revision joint replacement is simply the replacement of a joint replacement, and it is as quick and easy as the initial surgery. Regular check-ups with our doctors will help them track the condition of your hip replacement, allowing any potential issues to be addressed before they become a more severe problem.

How common is hip replacement?

As the population continues to age, the number of hip replacements that are performed is climbing. Hip replacement is a reliable and effective option for patients suffering from severe arthritis, and an increasingly common source of relief.

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