Total Hip Replacement Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute is a leading orthopedic facility in the D.C. area, providing personalized and comprehensive hip care. Our doctors are fellowship-trained in hip surgery and specialize exclusively in caring for conditions that affect the hip, from simple cases to the most complex. Our physicians use state-of-the-art techniques and approaches to total hip replacement, which promote a safe and successful recovery. Our hospital network is proud to offer our patients tertiary care with access to multiple support systems all under one roof.

What is total hip replacement surgery?

In a total hip replacement, the damaged bone and cartilage is replaced with a prosthetic, or artificial, hip component. The goal of total hip replacement surgery, also referred to as total hip arthroplasty, is to help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life and hip function. At MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, we offer the most advanced approaches to hip replacement surgery, using innovative technologies to promote the safest and most successful outcomes possible.

Why is total hip replacement performed?

You may be a good candidate for hip replacement surgery at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute if you suffer from any of the below hip conditions:

What does total hip replacement involve?

Prior to your total hip replacement procedure, your surgeon may use robotic-assisted technologies, which capture the exact location of the joint prior to surgery.  This ensures a precise and safe procedure. During surgery, the damaged portions of your hip are removed and replaced with an artificial hip called a prosthesis, or a device that substitutes or supplements the joint. 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, or the entire socket may be plastic. When the ceramic ball is joined with the socket, the new hip allows for smooth, nearly frictionless movement.

What does total hip replacement recovery involve?

The recovery process from total hip replacement will take time. Your orthopedic surgeon will work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan that begins while you’re still in the hospital and continues until you feel completely healed. Typical recoveries include physical therapy exercises to regain your strength, pain management, and learning safe new ways to move and bend.

At MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, we go a step further to provide you with a personal Patient Care Coordinator (PaCC), who will guide you throughout your hip replacement recovery period. Your PaCC will:

  • Provide you with patient and family education resources
  • Manage your transitions to each level of care
  • Ensure a safe discharge plan that meets all of your medical needs and preferences

What are the benefits of undergoing total hip replacement?

Our goal is for you to experience the following benefits after having hip replacement surgery:

  • Hip pain relief
  • Restored range of motion
  • Improved balance and function
  • Ability to bear weight on the affected hip
  • Ability to return to normal activities
  • Access to a multidisciplinary network of physicians
  • High quality care for simple and complex joint conditions

 

If you believe you may need total hip replacement surgery, call 202-295-0511 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. Our doctors have years of experience treating a wide range of hip conditions and are pleased to offer comprehensive hip joint care in the Washington, D.C. area.

Our Specialists

Hip & Knee Replacement

Brian George Evans, MD
Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee)

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – McLean
William C. Lennen, MD
Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee)
PhonePhone: 240-434-7483

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
James Ryan Macdonell, IV, MD
Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee)

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Leisure World Boulevard
Savyasachi C. Thakkar, MD
Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee)
PhonePhone: 202-877-6000

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

General Orthopedics

John P. Byrne, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lake Ridge
Dennis A. Carlini, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Shaun Kumar Khosla, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lake Ridge
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lorton
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Bruce Robert Knolmayer, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Kevin McMahon, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Edward C. Rabbitt, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf
Jeffrey D. Sabloff, MD
General Orthopedic Surgery

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf

Locations

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: 202-444-8766
18109 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 325 Olney, MD, 20832
Phone: 301-774-8958
25500 Point Lookout Road, Suite 250 Leonardtown, MD, 20650
Phone: 240-434-7483
106 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20010
Phone: 202-877-6000
1120 20th Street Northwest, Building 1 South Washington, DC, 20036
Phone: 202-416-2000
13950 Brandywine Road, 2nd Floor Brandywine, MD, 20613
Phone: 301-856-1682
6355 Walker Lane, Suite 501 Alexandria, VA, 22310
Phone: 703-971-3701
12825 Minnieville Road, Suite 203 Woodbridge, VA, 22192
Phone: 703-971-3701
3305 North Leisure World Boulevard Silver Spring, MD, 20906
Phone: 301-774-8958
6858 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 200 Mc Lean, VA, 22101
Phone: 202-444-8766
11325 Pembrooke Square, Suite 115 Waldorf, MD, 20603
Phone: 301-856-1682