Hips

Good Samaritan Medical Center's Bone & Joint Institute is one of a few places in Colorado to offer Birmingham hip resurfacing.

  • Total hip replacement (THR)
    • Total hip replacement surgery replaces the upper end of the thighbone (femur) with a metal ball and resurfaces the hip socket in the pelvic bone with a metal shell and plastic liner. Surgeons replace damaged cartilage with new joint material in a step-by-step process. Doctors may attach replacement joints to the bones with or without cement.
  • Birmingham hip resurfacing
    • An innovative solution for young patients afflicted with arthritic hip pain that allows patients to return to active lifestyles while keeping most of their original bone. Ask your physician if this is right for you.
  • Revision of total hip
    • A revision of total hip replacement is when the original components are removed and new ones are installed. The preparation, surgery and recovery are similar to the total hip replacement.
  • Hip arthroscopy
    • Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive method of exploring and correcting issues in the joint. Several small incisions are made for a camera and the instruments needed to make the repair. Recovery time is faster and shorter. Often times, this is considered an outpatient surgery.