Hip Replacement

Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeon located in Scottsdale, AZ

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Hip Replacement services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

When nonoperative treatments no longer provide relief from your hip pain, then you might need hip replacement surgery. At Scottsdale Hip and Knee in Scottsdale, Arizona, orthopedic surgeon Ben Albert, MD, is a fellowship-trained hip replacement surgeon who uses cutting-edge techniques so you can get the best outcomes. To schedule a hip replacement consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Hip Replacement Q & A

What is hip replacement?

Hip replacement is a type of joint replacement surgery that involves removing damaged parts of the hip joint and replacing them with prosthetic pieces. The purpose of hip replacement is to restore joint structure and function to reduce pain and improve your quality of life. 

People have been benefiting from hip replacement procedures for more than 50 years. And with advances in surgical tools and techniques, it keeps getting more effective.

Dr. Albert is a skilled orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in hip replacement procedures. He uses the most advanced tools and techniques when performing hip replacements, including Stryker Mako® Total Hip robotic-assisted surgery. 

Mako hip replacement robot

When do I need a hip replacement?

Dr. Albert only recommends hip replacement surgery after exhausting all nonoperative options for managing your pain. If you have chronic hip pain from arthritis or a traumatic injury that makes it hard for you to get up from a chair or walk, then you might need a hip replacement.

Taking a personalized approach to care, Dr. Albert spends time explaining the cause of your hip pain and treatments. Initially, he focuses on medical interventions like physical therapy and joint injections.

When his medical interventions fail, he discusses hip replacement with you.

What happens during hip replacement?

Dr. Albert customizes your hip replacement surgery to your needs. When possible, he uses minimally invasive tools and techniques to reduce postoperative pain and recovery time.

The Mako Total Hip procedure uses robotic technology that allows Dr. Albert to perform your hip replacement using small incisions with better precision, sparing muscle, other soft tissue, and bone. You may also go home the same day following a robotic hip replacement.

During the procedure, Dr. Albert removes the damaged portions of your hip and replaces them with prosthetic parts. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive hip replacement?

Dr. Albert uses Mako technology for hip replacement because it offers so many benefits. These include:

  • Improved placement of hip implants
  • Preserves more of your natural bone
  • More natural feel with your prosthetic hip
  • Muscle-sparing techniques
  • Less blood loss
  • Same-day discharge
  • Lower risk of hip dislocation

Whether using minimally invasive techniques or traditional open surgery, Dr. Albert refers you to physical therapy to support the healing and recovery process. Full recovery from hip replacement takes several months.

To schedule your hip replacement consultation, call Scottsdale Hip and Knee or book an appointment online today.