Hip Surgery

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Whether the cause of hip pain is arthritis, trauma, infection or overuse, the orthopedic surgeons at Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center 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 the Johns Hopkins Musculoskeletal Center in Columbia.

Request an appointment: 443-997-2663

Q&A With Hip Experts

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.

Hip Replacement Surgery

Lucas Nikkel, M.D. explains when hip replacement surgery may be needed, the benefits of different surgical approaches and what to expect before, during and after surgery.

Hip Fracture Treatment

Savyasachi "Savya" Thakkar, M.D. discusses the causes of hip fractures and treatment options including minimally invasive fixation methods, partial hip replacement and total hip replacement.

Alicia's Story: Hip Replacement During the Pandemic

Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center's hip replacement patient Alicia Polsky shares why she needed joint surgery during the pandemic and how easy the overall experience was with Johns Hopkins orthopedic surgeon Savya Thakkar, M.D.