The orthopaedic specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine offer comprehensive care – non-operative, arthroscopic and joint replacement – for patients with hip pain, instability or disability.
For younger people with hip pain, eventual replacement of the joint is no longer a given. In recent years, significant advances in hip arthroscopy for soft tissue tears, dysplasia and abnormalities have increased treatment options for patients with non-arthritic hip pain. The goal of this treatment is to relieve pain and to preserve the natural joints in order to delay or avoid total hip replacement.
Hip preservation at the University of Chicago Medicine focuses on tailored treatment for patients under 50 with hip pain. Treatments include:
- Femoral and acetabular osteotomy (surgery to reshape the hip joint)
- Cartilage restoration
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip replacement (arthoplasty)
At the University of Chicago Medicine, the orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in joint replacement are experts in hip arthroplasty and use less invasive surgery to reconstruct diseased joints or bones in the hip. We provide innovative and effective solutions for individuals experiencing severe hip pain or disability as a result of:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Traumatic injury
- Failed joint replacements
We perform a large volume of joint replacements every year. Experience and expertise contributes to our patients’ excellent outcomes and low rate of complications.
Recover Faster, Walk Sooner
Many of our patients are up and walking within a day of surgery. This quick recovery is due to a multifaceted program for hip arthroplasty that includes less invasive surgery, specialized anesthetic techniques, multi-modal pain management and rapid-recovery physical therapy.