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Hip Care

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.

Hip Preservation

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:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Femoral and acetabular osteotomy (surgery to reshape the hip joint)
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Hip replacement (arthoplasty)
Hue Luu, MD Hue Luu, MD, is an expert in joint replacement and orthopaedic oncology.

Hip Replacement

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:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic injury
  • Failed joint replacements
  • Deformities
  • Cancer

We perform a large volume of joint replacements every year. Experience and expertise contributes to our patients’ excellent outcomes and low rate of complications.

In many cases, hip replacement surgery is performed with robotic-arm assisted technology, a technique that improves the accuracy of hip implant placement. »Learn more about precision total hip replacement performed with robotic-arm assisted technology.

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.

Hip Care Team
Sherwin S.W. Ho, MD

Hip Replacement:
Tessa Balach, MD
Hue Luu, MD

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