Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic doctors with training in bone and joint surgery (orthopedic surgeons), arthritis (rheumatologists), physical medicine and rehabilitation, and imaging techniques (radiologists) work together 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.

Experience

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.

Advanced technology

Techniques for hip replacement are 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, which can speed recovery.

Research

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

Nationally recognized expertise

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 high performing for orthopedics.

June 13, 2018
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