Hip

New approaches to hip surgery

Chronic hip problems can prevent you from enjoying everyday activities, but thanks to today’s advanced technology, you no longer have to live with pain.

As Northeast Wisconsin’s orthopedic leader, we can offer a wide range of treatment options for hip pain and injury. We were the first in the region to offer hip arthroscopy and anterior hip replacement.

Total Hip Replacement

Hip replacement can relieve pain and restore function in hips damaged by injury or arthritis. Hip surgery involves removing damaged cartilage and bone and replacing it with an artificial ball-and-socket joint. We offer the latest in hip replacement technology, including microplasty hip stems and minimally invasive anterior hip replacements that help active individuals maintain full mobility.

Anterior Hip Replacement

At Aurora BayCare, we’re leaders in minimally invasive hip surgery, such as the direct anterior approach to hip replacement surgery. Because we access your hip from the anterior (front) of your body, this approach leaves the gluteal muscles intact. Benefits include faster recovery and greater mobility. If needed, we also offer posterior hip replacements.

Learn more about hip replacement at Aurora BayCare.

Hip Resurfacing

Hip resurfacing allows young, active patients with hip pain to avoid or postpone total hip replacement. Hip resurfacing involves removing only the damaged areas of the joint. You keep more of your own bone, and the hip feels more natural because the weight-bearing structure remains unchanged. Patients often return to their previous activities, including jogging, climbing, and competitive sports. 

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy (or a hip scope) is a minimally invasive procedure to treat certain types of hip pain. During a hip arthroscopy procedure, surgeons make small incisions and use tiny cameras to look inside your hip joint. Then they use micro-instruments to repair damaged tissue. With arthroscopy, your surgeon can remove loose bits of cartilage, repair tears, and treat hip joint impingement, a common cause of hip pain.

Learn more about hip arthroscopy at Aurora BayCare.

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