Hip replacement surgery in Thornton, Colorado

The orthopedic department at North Suburban Medical Center provides comprehensive hip care in north Denver. Hip pain and hip disabilities affect many American adults, and our orthopedic surgeons have helped numerous patients regain mobility through hip replacement surgery.

For more information about hip replacement surgery, please call (303) 920-4362.

Typically, patients with hip pain experience the most pain when bending the hips, or while walking or sitting. There are many causes of hip pain, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon or muscle strain

Hip replacement surgery may be an appropriate treatment for severe hip pain when noninvasive treatments, like medications, assistive devices or physical therapy, do not relieve discomfort.

Total hip replacement

The hip joint is the largest ball-and-socket joint in your body. The ball (femoral head at the end of the femur bone in your leg) rests in the socket (the acetabulum). Cartilage within the joint provides cushion, so the bones do not rub together when you move.

During a total hip replacement surgery, or a total hip arthroplasty, the ball and socket parts of the hip joint are replaced with prosthetics to create a new, healthy joint that moves without friction.

Partial hip replacement

In a partial hip replacement surgery, or a partial hip arthroplasty, your North Suburban orthopedic specialist replaces only the damaged ball portion of your joint. The joint’s original socket is not replaced or touched because it is not damaged or causing the pain.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

After a hip replacement surgery, our physical therapy and rehabilitation team will work with you to regain strength and movement before you leave the hospital. Our certified therapists in Thornton will create a personalized therapy regimen to help you get back on your feet as quickly and as safely as possible.