Hip arthroplasty services in Denver, CO
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center offers hip replacement surgery options to patients with injured and damaged hip joints. We provide joint replacement surgery classes to educate our patients on the surgery and recovery process.
Hip joints damaged by disease, such as arthritis or injury, can be extremely painful. This pain makes everyday activities such as sitting and walking difficult, because the cartilage has worn down, causing the bones to rub together.
Do I need a hip replacement?
If you experience the following symptoms, follow up with your physician:
- Your hip pain keeps you from getting a night’s sleep
- Your hip pain limits you from getting up from a chair, climbing stairs or getting into a car
- You still have persistent pain, despite trying other treatments
Your surgeon will discuss your medical history and perform a physical exam and other tests as needed to fully diagnose your condition. It is highly encouraged that you also attend a joint replacement surgery class to help inform and prepare you for all aspects of your surgical procedure.
Anterior approach hip replacement
Our hip replacement specialists use the anterior approach—an advanced, minimally-invasive technique that uses three or four-inch incisions on the front of the hip and allows the surgeon to move around the muscle, instead of cutting through it. This reduces hip dislocation and post-surgical pain and allows for a quicker recovery. Your surgeon will explore this option further with you.
After your surgery, you may require physical therapy and follow-up visits with a rehabilitation specialist. Your surgeon and the surgical team will provide information on what will help you get back to your normal activities.