Hip Replacement

Expertise for hip replacement

An orthopedic surgeon refers to an online pelvic scan.

At Mayo Clinic, orthopedic surgeons confer with colleagues to determine what procedure will work best for your situation.


Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical technical excellence and innovative abilities to solve both simple and difficult orthopedic problems. By collaborating with scientists in Mayo Clinic research facilities for biomechanics and regenerative medicine, our surgeons develop new solutions for patients that improve healing, speed rehabilitation and improve outcomes.

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons work closely with other Mayo Clinic specialists to ensure that your problem is thoroughly evaluated and that all treatment options are considered.


At Mayo Clinic, your team of orthopedic surgery experts uses the latest techniques and technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. From diagnosis through treatment, Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons are at the forefront employing advanced technologies in the best interest of patients.

Mayo Clinic doctors use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to reduce pain and speed recovery. Before and after surgery, assistance as needed from physician specialists trained in internal medicine, radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other medical and surgical areas helps speed recovery for our surgical patients.

Orthopedic surgeons are engaged in clinical trials and other clinical research in virtually every area of musculoskeletal disease, offering our patients the most current options for diagnosis and treatment.

Hip replacement

  • Mayo Clinic surgeons have been pioneers in the development of modern surgical techniques and prosthetics for hip replacement surgery. More than 1,500 hip replacements occur at Mayo Clinic annually.
  • The Mayo Clinic Total Joint Registry contains information on every joint replacement surgery performed at Mayo Clinic. The registry helps Mayo Clinic doctors determine which surgical technique and prosthesis type will be the most effective for you.
  • Mayo researchers have been instrumental in developing, modifying and patenting new prosthesis designs.
  • 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, which can speed recovery.
  • Mayo Clinic surgeons are trained in surgical techniques such as arthroscopy and bone realignment (osteotomy), which can help patients who are not ready for replacement, such as those who are younger.

Learn more about hip replacement at Mayo Clinic.