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Tampa General Hospital Offers Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery

Couple hugging and smilingMinimally invasive hip replacement may be a suitable alternative to traditional hip replacement, which is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures involving the removal of a damaged hip joint followed by the placement of a prosthesis, or an artificial joint, to increase mobility and reduce joint pain. Depending on the extent of the joint damage and other factors such as age and health, some patients may be considered candidates for minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. While traditional hip replacements can require a 6- to 8-inch incision on the side of the hip, specialized instruments and minimally invasive techniques allow surgeons to replace the hip joint through one or two smaller incisions, disturbing less of the surrounding muscle and tissue. Recovery periods are generally shorter and less painful with a minimally invasive approach.

The board-certified orthopedic surgeons practicing in Tampa General Hospital’s Joint Center perform a high volume of joint replacement procedures, including minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. Our orthopedics program offers several advantages to patients:

  • We utilize muscle-sparing surgical techniques that allow patients to experience improved hip function and resume everyday activities as soon as possible.
  • Our joint center features a designated physical therapy space conveniently located in the unit to help streamline the recovery process for orthopedic patients.
  • We adhere to a high standard of care, as evidenced by TGH’s status as a high performing hospital for orthopedic care according to U.S.News & World Report. Additionally, our hip, knee, and shoulder replacement programs have earned program-specific certification from The Joint Commission, an honor reserved for medical centers dedicated to excellence in research, patient education, and overall patient care.

If you are considering traditional or minimally invasive hip replacement surgery and would like to discuss your options with an orthopedic surgeon at Tampa General Hospital, use our online PhysicianFinder or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) to receive a referral to our orthopedics program.