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The hip, one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body, can undergo lots of wear and tear. However, this wear and tear can lead to issues such as arthritis and can keep you from enjoying your life. At the Orthopedics Institute, our specialists are committed to providing state-of-the-are care in treating injuries to the hip. Our highly respected physicians have the experience to determine the best treatment plan for your particular needs to ensure the most successful procedure and long-term results.
Our expert group of specialists provide evaluations, treatments and rehabilitation, personalized to your lifestyle and needs. Our goal is to restore patients to normal function and the ability to move freely and without pain throughout life.
Nonsurgical procedures can include lifestyle modification, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications or steroid injections. However, if nonsurgical treatments do not relieve your pain and restore your hip's function, our specialists may recommend surgical treatment.
Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the orthopedic surgeon removes bone and cartilage in a damaged hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint, which is a prosthetic ball and socket that mimics the structure and motion of the natural hip joint. Hip replacement followed by rehabilitative therapy typically is helpful for people with significant damage to the hip joint, alleviating pain and restoring the joint's range of motion. With the Total Joint Center at the forefront of advanced surgical equipment and techniques, you will receive optimal patient care, from diagnosis to recovery.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island named Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital Blue Distinction Centers for knee and hip replacement for 2018. Hospitals are designated as Blue Distinction Centers in recognition of their expertise in delivering quality care and improved patient safety, based on objective clinical measures that result in better outcomes for patients.