Tampa General Hospital Performs Hip Replacement Surgery
As someone with a hip condition, you may have grown frustrated about your chances for improvement, and perhaps you are wondering if you are a good candidate for hip replacement surgery. At Tampa General Hospital, we offer a wealth of information about hip surgery to address any concerns you may have and help you make a confident and informed health decision.
Who are Good Candidates for Hip Replacement?
You may need a hip replacement if you have a degenerative hip condition or traumatic hip injury that is interfering with your daily functioning. Typically, surgery is reserved for situations in which a patient’s condition does not respond to conservative treatments. However, if you are experiencing a severely restricted range of motion and decreased quality of life due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or a hip fracture, then you might benefit from surgery.
Why Choose TGH for Your Hip Replacement?
Tampa General Hospital’s Orthopedics Program accepts patients with a number of hip conditions, from joint degeneration to complex traumatic diagnoses and even bone cancer. If you are found to be a good candidate for a hip replacement, then you will benefit from:
- Our unique, multidisciplinary approach to orthopedic care. When you undergo a hip replacement at Tampa General, you work with a collaborative team of physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and care coordinators, from admission through discharge.
- Our innovative minimally invasive and muscle-sparing hip replacement techniques. Compared with traditional surgeries, these procedures, which use MAKO® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology, often require shorter hospital stays (often as little as 2 to 3 days) and have lower post-surgery complication rates.
- Our extensive experience as a high-volume surgical center. In 2019, our surgeons performed more 87 hip revision procedures, as well as countless other complex orthopedic surgeries.
- Our status as a nationally recognized orthopedic program. Tampa General has earned program-specific certification for hip replacements from The Joint Commission and has been named one of the Nation's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics (ranked in the top 25) as well as Best Hospital in Florida for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-22. U.S. News & World Report also specifically designated TGH as a High-Performing Hospital for Hip Replacement for 2021-22.
If you have not responded to conservative hip pain treatment and you’d like to discuss a hip replacement with one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons – who have all completed extensive specialty training in orthopedics – then use our online Physician Finder or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) to obtain a referral to Tampa General Hospital’s Orthopedics Program.