Hip Replacement Articles and Helpful Information


Hip Pain Symptoms & Causes

Depending on the cause of your pain, you may feel stiffness or discomfort in your thigh, hip joint, groin or buttocks. You may benefit from seeing an orthopedic specialist if you have arthritis, osteonecrosis, tendinitis, tears, fractures or other conditions or injuries.

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Hip and Knee Assessment

Take the first step towards returning to activities you love. Receive tailored recommendations and education about your condition by answering a few questions about your joint function and lifestyle.

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Hip Replacement Surgery

Your damaged hip joint can be replaced with new, smooth-surfaced parts called implants. They are made of metal, ceramic, and plastic, and your surgeon will decide which is right for you. The goal of a hip replacement is to get rid of hip pain and help you be more active.

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Hip Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis and related diseases
  • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis)
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Cartilage conditions
  • Dislocation
  • Femoral fractures
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Injury, fractures
  • Joint preservation and replacement
  • Joint revision
  • Labral tear
  • Muscle tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Torn cartilage, ligaments
  • Trochanteric (hip)¬†bursitis

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Get a Free Guide to Hip & Knee Replacement

It’s normal to have a lot of questions when considering joint replacement surgery. You should feel confident in your decision and know that all your questions have been answered. The doctors and staff at Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital developed this guide to help patients on their journey to a healthier lifestyle with a new joint. With our Hip and Knee Patient Journey Guide, you’ll find useful information to help prepare for, undergo and recover from surgery.

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