Hip arthroplasty, commonly known as a hip replacement, is a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged hip joint with an artificial one. This procedure can provide significant pain relief and restore mobility for individuals suffering from hip problems. If you’re considering hip replacement, understanding the procedure, where to receive the best care, and the cost are typically the most important information to consider. 

Read about how Smith Medical Direct Specialty Care is offering patients a better alternative to traditional payment options for hip arthroplasty and hip procedures.

When is Hip Arthroplasty Necessary?

Hip arthroplasty is typically recommended for individuals experiencing severe hip pain and limitations in mobility due to conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis: The most common cause, characterized by wear and tear of the cartilage in the hip joint.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and damage to the joint.
  • Avascular necrosis: Death of bone tissue due to lack of blood supply.
  • Fractures: Severe hip fractures that cannot be repaired with other methods.
  • Hip dysplasia: A condition where the hip joint is abnormally formed.

How Does the Hip Arthroplasty Procedure Work? 

Hip replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged cartilage and bone with artificial components made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. For advanced surgical care at Smith Medical, the procedure typically involves:

1. Anesthesia: General anesthesia is used to ensure the patient is asleep and pain-free during the surgery.

2. Incision: A surgical incision is made on the side of the hip.

3. Removal of damaged bone and cartilage: The damaged bone and cartilage are removed from the hip joint.

4. Implantation of new components: The new artificial hip joint components are implanted in the space formerly occupied by the old joint.

5. Closure: After the new joint is secured, the incision is closed with sutures or staples.

Why Choose Direct Specialty Care For Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement is a complex but life-changing procedure that can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from hip pain and limitations. It’s important to have realistic expectations, understand the risks and benefits, and work closely with your healthcare team to ensure a smooth recovery process. If you’re considering hip replacement direct specialty care will be the lower cost option for you. 

One of the main advantages of cash-pay with direct specialty care for hip surgery is the transparency in pricing. Patients can know upfront how much they will be paying for their procedure, without having to deal with the uncertainty of insurance coverage and co-pays. This can help alleviate financial stress and allow patients to plan for their medical expenses accordingly.

Quality Care With Smith Medical

Littleton, Colorado, boasts a diverse healthcare landscape with various options for medical services. Direct Specialty Care stands out in this landscape by offering a more personalized and focused approach to hip surgery, catering to the specific needs and preferences of each patient.

Direct Specialty Care with Smith Medical places a strong emphasis on personalized care, ensuring that each patient’s unique needs and preferences are taken into account. This individualized approach allows for tailored treatment plans and a focus on the patient’s well-being throughout the surgical process.

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At Smith Medical we believe patients deserve better so we have taken the first step to provide a community-first access and care model built on cost-transparent surgical services without the use of insurance coverage.

Contact us today to learn more about surgery options.

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