Hip Replacement Performed at Tampa General Hospital
A hip replacement may be recommended for an individual who has a degenerative hip condition or traumatic hip injury that is interfering with their daily functioning. Typically, surgery is reserved for situations in which a patient’s condition does not respond to conservative treatments. However, a person who is experiencing severely restricted range of motion and decreased quality of life due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or a hip fracture might benefit from such a procedure.
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. Patients who are found to be good candidates for a hip replacement benefit from:
- Our unique, multispecialty approach to orthopedic care. Patients who undergo a hip replacement at Tampa General work with a collaborative team of physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and care coordinators. Each patient works with the team upon admission through discharge.
- Our innovative minimally invasive, robotic, and muscle-sparing hip replacement techniques. Compared to traditional surgeries, these procedures often require shorter hospital stays (often as little as 2.5 to 3.5 days) and have lower post-surgery complication rates.
- Our extensive experience as a high-volume surgical center. In 2014, our surgeons performed more than 1,300 joint replacement procedures, as well as countless other complex orthopedic surgeries.
- Our status as a nationally recognized orthopedic program. Tampa General has earned disease-specific certification for hip replacements from The Joint Commission, and has earned a High Performing rating in Orthopedics from U.S. News & World Report.
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 orthopedic surgeons, use our online PhysicianFinder or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) to obtain a referral to Tampa General Hospital’s Orthopedics Program.