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 2018, our surgeons performed more than 500 hip replacement 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 America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019.
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.