Mayo Clinic's approach
Mayo Clinic doctors with training in bone and joint surgery (orthopedic surgeons) work as a team with physical and occupational therapists. This becomes particularly important in surgeries to correct complex problems in hip joints that have significant deformities.
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. It also has led to many improvements in surgical techniques and prosthesis designs.
Techniques for hip replacement are constantly evolving. Using spinal blocks and numbing medications around the joint can reduce the need for general anesthesia and intravenous narcotic pain medications. Navigation and robotics are increasingly used for implantation of hip replacement and may be an option for you. Many people who have hip replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic can go home the same day.
The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.
Back on the bandstand: Feeling better with Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home
Robert Heintz of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is no stranger to hospitals. Born with a congenital hip defect, he has had several hip surgeries over the years, beginning as a toddler. When Robert was scheduled for hip revision surgery at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in 2021, he was happy to learn he could complete his recovery at home with the Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home Program. Hitch in his stride Robert, 66, who teaches…
New lease on life starts with bilateral hip replacement
What do you do after surviving an extraordinary health crisis? Steve Knutson celebrated his new lease on life with a bilateral hip replacement at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Steve's medical journey started on a typical workday in early March 2020. He and seven other colleagues came down with flu-like symptoms and felt ill enough that they headed home. Halfway to his home in Andover, Minnesota, Steve began sweating profusely, and his vision…
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic surgeons were pioneers in the development of modern surgical techniques and prosthetics for hip replacement surgery. Each year, surgeons perform more than 2,000 hip replacements at Mayo Clinic.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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