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Meridian Total Hip Replacement

We’re With You from Surgery to Rehabilitation

If painful hips are keeping you from a full, active life, Anderson’s Orthopedic Team is here to help. From diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery, you’ll have the assurance of quality care, coordinated services and an exceptional patient experience.

Considering Your Options

If you have persistent hip pain and fit any of the following descriptions, you may be a good candidate for hip replacement surgery:

  • Hip pain that limits your everyday activities such as walking, bending and getting in and out of vehicles
  • You are no longer able to manage joint pain with typical over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) or acetaminophen (Tylenol®)
  • Activities you used to take part in such as golf, bicycling and exercising have become too painful to continue
  • Less invasive treatments, such as cortisone injections and physical therapy, do not relieve your pain

About the Hip Replacement Procedure

x-ray image of hip replacement with prosthetic implantsHip replacement is a surgical procedure in which your hip joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant.

Hip Replacement Procedure Steps:

  • The diseased head (ball) of your hip joint is removed
  • A metal stem is placed into your thighbone (femur)
  • A metal or ceramic ball is then placed on the metal stem in your thighbone, forming the first half of the new hip joint
  • The pelvis section is reshaped and lined with a metal or ceramic cup, creating a new socket to house the ball
  • The socket may receive a plastic liner to keep the new joint moving smoothly
  • The ball is slipped into the socket to restore movement and create the new joint
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