Orthopedic surgeons at Swedish perform more than a thousand hip replacements every year. At the forefront of the field, our specialists have pioneered new prosthetics and techniques to make the surgery a highly effective treatment choice.
Hips can be resurfaced or totally replaced, depending on the extent of the damage that needs to be fixed. Your surgeon will provide you with a recommendation as to whether you are best suited to a hip replacement or hip resurfacing procedure based on your particular situation.
Hip resurfacing involves reshaping the ball of the joint and capping it with a metal prosthesis. Any damaged cartilage or bone within the socket is removed and the socket is fitted with a metal shell.
In a total hip replacement, an artificial joint is used to replace damaged cartilage and bone so the hip joint can move without pain. Prosthetics are primarily made of metal, ceramic, and plastic and are designed to duplicate the hip function as well as work compatibly with the body and resist corrosion.
Providers Specializing in Hip Replacement
At Swedish, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.