Hip surgeons in Virginia
When you choose to have hip replacement surgery at any of HCA Virginia's full-service hospitals, you get access to nationally recognized orthopedic programs, advanced treatment techniques and experienced hip surgeons. Our specialists are committed to resolving your hip pain and restoring your mobility so you can get back to doing what you love.
For more information about our hip replacement services or for help finding a hip surgeon, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse® line.
Comprehensive hip replacement care
Your joint replacement team at HCA Virginia is with you from diagnosis to surgery, recovery and beyond, offering education and support each step of the way. Patients choose our hip replacement programs because we provide:
- Care throughout the journey: We’re here every step of the way with case management and care coordination customized to your needs.
- Excellent outcomes: Our total joint replacement patients spend less time in the hospital after surgery — an average of one to two days for a recovering hip — and are able to return to regular activities quickly.
- Fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic specialists: Your care comes from board-certified doctors and orthopedic surgeons. Many are also fellowship trained in their field.
- Nationally recognized hip programs: The hip replacement programs at several HCA Virginia hospitals have earned recognition for high-quality care and superior outcomes by industry authorities on quality and continuous improvement in healthcare.
- Preoperative education: To help ease anxiety before surgery, we offer a total joint replacement orientation. This includes an inside look at the hospital and education on what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery.
- Specialized programs after surgery: We offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and recovery options, all under one roof.
Signs you need a hip replacement
Schedule an appointment with one of our joint experts if you:
- Experience hip pain or stiffness after sitting for a long time or getting out of bed
- Have pain, swelling or tenderness in the hip joint
- Have tried other treatments, such as medicines and physical therapy, without success
- Hear or feel “crunching” in the hip joint
Types of hip replacement surgery we offer
Hip replacement surgery, or hip arthroplasty, resolves hip pain caused by injury from fractures or other hip conditions. The result of the procedure is better stability, mobility and function with reduced pain.
Some of the types of hip surgery our orthopedic surgeons specialize in include:
- Direct (anterior) hip replacement: This type of hip replacement is minimally invasive, meaning smaller incisions are made from the front of the hip. This causes less trauma to tendons and muscles.
- Hip resurfacing: This procedure involves removing damaged bone and cartilage, but instead of removing the ball of the thighbone, it is capped with metal.
- Partial hip replacement: During a partial hip replacement, the ball of the thighbone is replaced with a prosthetic — an artificial piece made from metal, ceramic and/or plastic.
- Total hip replacement: During a total hip replacement, the ball of the thighbone and socket of the pelvis bone are replaced with prosthetic pieces. The procedure involves removing the damaged cartilage and bone and implanting the device.
Advanced hip replacement surgery techniques
Whenever possible, our orthopedic specialists use robot-assisted technology to perform total hip replacements. This advanced technology allows us to make fewer incisions and causes less trauma to surrounding muscles and joints than traditional surgical approaches. This usually results in less pain, reduced scarring and a faster recovery for you.
To perform robot-assisted surgery for a total hip replacement, we first take a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip joint. We then use software that creates a 3D model of your hip. Your surgeon uses this model to pre-plan the optimal size and position of the hip implant based on your particular anatomy.
During surgery, the surgeon uses the robotic arm to precisely and accurately align and position the hip implant to match the pre-surgical plan. This gives you the best and most comfortable fit possible.
Recovery from hip replacement surgery
We offer comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help you recover quickly and safely after your hip replacement surgery. Our surgical and rehabilitation teams work together to create an effective rehabilitation plan for your recovery, starting when you walk from the stretcher to your bed after leaving the recovery room.