Your hip is a pivotable joint to our body, working together with tendons, bones, and muscles collectively to move the body and propel us through life, which is why mobility is crucial. The most common mobility deficiency resides in the hips, possibly because of the “ball and socket” anatomy giving you ability to rotate and move forward, and the stability to be able to hold your bodyweight, or because of overuse and wear-and- tear of constantly being in motion.
Hip replacement surgery is a common procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief. We here at ORCA advocate nonoperative care whenever possible but understand that operation may be the only solution. If it is determined that surgery is necessary, Dr. Vermillion specializes in the following procedures on hips: