Mayo Clinic's approach


Mayo Clinic doctors with training in bone and joint surgery (orthopedic surgeons), and physical and occupational therapy work as a team to treat people who have hip replacement surgery.

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. As surgeons continue to develop less invasive surgical techniques, these techniques might reduce recovery time and pain.

Orthopedic surgeons at Mayo Clinic use new combinations of regional anesthesia and pain relief techniques that can reduce the need for general anesthesia and intravenous narcotic pain medications and speed recovery.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic surgeons were pioneers in the development of modern surgical techniques and prosthetics for hip replacement surgery. More than 2,200 hip replacements occur at Mayo Clinic annually.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Orthopedic surgery department's expertise and rankings.


Recent research published by Mayo Clinic doctors include studies that examine:

  • Different types of artificial joint components
  • Techniques that reduce the risk of leg lengths not matching
  • Ways to reduce blood loss during hip replacement surgery
  • Strategies to reduce the risk of the prosthesis becoming infected
  • Complications associated with bilateral hip replacements

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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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.