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Hip replacement surgery: Why choose us? 

BJC HealthCare works with Washington University physicians, BJC Medical Group, and providers across the region to deliver extraordinary care. You receive care from orthopedic surgeons specializing in hip replacement surgery. Many have completed advanced training through fellowships and have been practicing for decades. We perform hundreds of hip replacement surgeries each year. You can count on us for precise care tailored to your needs. 

Highlights of our hip arthroplasty program include:  

  • National recognition: Our commitment to care excellence places our hip replacement programs among the best in the nation. We maintain U.S. News and World Report’s “High-Performing” designation for hip replacement surgery. Our team has also earned  The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for advanced total hip replacement. 

  • Specialized care for children and young adults: Congenital (present at birth) conditions, like hip dysplasia and femoralacetabular impingement, cause premature wear and tear. When other therapies are not successful, a hip replacement may be necessary. Surgeons who excel in treating these complex conditions perform surgery with the utmost attention to detail. 

  • Range of options: You can count on us to deliver the best services for your needs. Options include partial hip replacements that preserve healthy tissue for better range of motion. We also offer revision surgery to replace worn-out artificial joints or correct issues with a previous procedure. 

  • Focus on comfort: Our experts use hip arthroplasty techniques that are gentler on your body, leading to less blood loss and a quicker recovery. Whenever possible, we avoid disrupting healthy muscle tissue. We also inject non-narcotic numbing medications into your leg during surgery.  

Hip replacement services offered  

We offer the full range of services, making it easier to receive the care you need close to home. 

Services we offer include:  

  • Partial hip replacement: This procedure replaces either the ball part of the hip (upper leg bone) or socket (hip bone). This preserves healthy tissue for an easier recovery. 

  • Total hip replacement: When both parts of the hip joint (upper leg bone and socket) are damaged, we replace them with artificial devices. 

  • Hip replacement revision: We perform an additional procedure to give you a new implant if you still have pain after hip arthroplasty. 

  • Pediatric hip replacement: Pediatric orthopedic surgeons deliver specialized care to children and young adults with hip dysplasia and femoralacetabular impingement.  

Hip conditions we treat

Hip replacement may provide lasting relief from the symptoms of: 

  • Avascular necrosis
    A disruption to a bone's blood supply leads to tissue death. This weakens the bone, limiting its ability to support your weight.
  • Hip dysplasia
    This is a congenital (present at birth) condition. The hip socket is too shallow to secure the upper leg bone, raising the risk of dislocation.
  • Hip impingement
    This congenital condition, also known as femoralacetabular impingement (FAI) causes the upper leg bone to pinch the cup of the hip bone. This damages nearby cartilage, leading to wear and tear.
  • Osteoarthritis
    This condition occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joint wears out. It's a common reason to have arthroplasty.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
    An injury, such as a broken bone or torn ligament, causes extra wear and tear on your joint.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
    This type of arthritis occurs when the immune system attacks your joints. In some people, it affects multiple joints.
Recovering from your hip replacement 

We provide all the necessary services to support your recovery. Care often includes rehabilitation along with special therapies.  

Your personalized rehabilitation program may include: 

  • Aquatic therapy 

  • Nutritional counseling 

  • Occupational therapy 

  • Physical therapy 

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Call  (314) 362-9355  or  (800) 392-0936  to schedule your appointment with a specialist.

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