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Do I Need A Hip Replacement?

Do I Need a Hip Replacement? If intense hip pain and stiffness are making it difficult for you to live a normal and active life, you may be wondering if hip replacement surgery is right for you. Hip replacement (hip arthroplasty) involves removing damaged components of the hip joint and replacing them with artificial joint implants, known as prostheses, to help restore fluid hip movement and significantly reduce discomfort.

Hip replacement surgery is rarely a patient’s first course of treatment, but it may be appropriate if any of the following scenarios apply to you:

  • More conservative approaches like physical therapy, medication, and minimally invasive procedures have failed to provide meaningful pain relief.
  • You can’t stand on one leg (on the side of the affected hip) for more than one minute.
  • Your hip stiffness prevents you from lifting your leg or makes it difficult for you to put on shoes.
  • Your hip pain is present almost constantly and makes it difficult for you to walk, stand, and perform everyday actions.

Our Approach to Hip Replacement Surgery

Of course, only an orthopedic physician can determine if hip replacement surgery is your best treatment option. If you are dealing with any type of joint pain that does not respond to self-care measures like rest, gentle stretching, and over-the-counter pain medication, it’s important to promptly speak with an orthopedic physician about your symptoms.

In the Louisville, Kentucky, area, many people choose Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic for world-class joint care. Our team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons who perform hip replacement procedures while utilizing the latest advancements in surgical care, including anterior-approach and muscle-sparing techniques that streamline the recovery process.

If you’d like to learn if you are a candidate for hip replacement surgery and what other treatments may be right for you, contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today to schedule an appointment. Most major insurances are accepted at our practice.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Joanna S.
Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Carolyn K.
Dr. Yakkanti did my knee replacement in June. He is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I have recovered nicely and plan to have my other knee replaced within the next year. I would highly recommend Dr. Yakkanti to anyone thinking about knee replacement!
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Juanita S.
The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Erin Z.
This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Northgate Medical Center

3605 Northgate Court,
Suite 207,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150