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.

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, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, 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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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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April 22, 2022
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