- Unparalleled expertise. A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon performed the first Food and Drug Administration-approved hip replacement surgery in 1969. Since then, more than 50,000 hip replacements have been done at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic surgeons now perform more than 1,500 of these surgeries annually.
- Learning from experience. Mayo's Total Joint Replacement Database contains information on every joint replacement surgery performed at Mayo Clinic. The database helps Mayo Clinic doctors determine which surgical technique and prosthesis type will be the most effective for you. It also has led to many improvements in surgical techniques and prosthesis designs.
Research advances. People everywhere have benefitted from research in Mayo Clinic's Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Laboratory, a leader in developing, modifying and patenting new prosthesis designs.
- Specialized treatment team. Your treatment team includes surgeons who focus exclusively on performing hip replacement surgeries and rehabilitation doctors, therapists and nurses expert in postsurgical recovery.
- Innovative pain management. Mayo Clinic doctors use new combinations of regional anesthesia and pain relief techniques that can reduce the need for general anesthesia and intravenous narcotic pain medications, decrease postsurgery pain and drug side effects and speed up your recovery.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
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At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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