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Hip Surgery

Hip xRay

Whether the cause of hip pain is arthritis, trauma, infection or overuse, the orthopedic surgeons at Howard County General Hospital can diagnose and treat your problem.

If pain medications, weight loss, physical therapy or other treatments don’t provide relief, surgery may be an option. Our surgeons perform total hip replacement surgery, which removes and replaces diseased joint surfaces with prosthetic implants. We perform minimally-invasive surgery, which may involve less pain, a shorter recovery time and smaller incisions. Our specialists can help you determine whether hip surgery is right for you.

To find a hip specialist, visit our physician directory.

Q&A Videos

Preparing for Hip Replacement Surgery

Savyasachi "Savya" Thakkar, M.D. explains how patients can prepare for hip replacement surgery including physical therapy (prehab) and what to expect after surgery.

Approaches to Hip Replacement Surgery

Learn about the different approaches to hip replacement surgery and the advantages of each method.

Hip Fracture Treatment

Learn about the causes of hip fractures and treatment options including minimally invasive fixation methods, partial hip replacement and total hip replacement.


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