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Hip Replacement Surgery

If hip pain is keeping you from enjoying life like you used to, count on South Shore Orthopedics to get you back to what you love.

We perform the latest, most minimally invasive options in total hip replacement, helping bring relief to men and women in South Weymouth and Boston suffering with severe arthritis. From pre-operative education, through comprehensive rehabilitation and follow-up care, South Shore offers everything you need for success.

Nationally Recognized Joint Replacement Program

Facing any kind of surgery can feel overwhelming, but you can find confidence knowing that South Shore Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacement. Our hospital is among only 13 in Massachusetts to have earned this designation, recognizing our expertise in delivering safe, high-quality specialty care with superior outcomes.

Our seasoned orthopedic surgeons—many with fellowship training in joint replacement surgery— specialize in posterior hip replacement surgery. Posterior hip replacement surgery is the most common and allows the surgeon excellent visibility of the joint. Immediately following surgery, patients can often bend their hip freely and bear full weight when comfortable, resulting in a more rapid return to normal function. Our physical therapists start working with hip replacement patients in our gym on the dedicated unit shortly after surgery and in their home after leaving the hospital. Outpatient physical therapy typically starts 1-2 weeks after surgery.

Am I Candidate for Total Hip Replacement?

Hundreds of thousands of people have hip replacement each year, with a success rate of 98 percent, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to relieving pain, these procedures can enhance mobility and function, and help you rediscover the active life you love.

You may qualify for a life-changing procedure if:

1. You have tried everything else. Supplements, over-the-counter medication, joint injections—you name it, you’ve tried it, and your joints still hurt.

2. Everyday tasks are becoming more difficult. Even something as simple as getting out of bed makes you ache, much less walking up and down stairs, being moderately physically active, or keeping up with your children or grandchildren.

3. You are otherwise in good health. Age is not usually a consideration when choosing whether or not to have a joint replaced—there is no upper age limit, and younger patients may find that their new joint is a lifelong solution to arthritis pain. The most important concern is whether you are healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure, which typically has a relatively low rate of complications.

See a Hip Replacement Specialist

Find an orthopedic surgeon at South Shore or call (781) 624-6673 and we’ll point you to the right specialist.


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