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Hip Replacement

Arthritis in hipHip pain is a common problem for middle-aged and elderly Americans, and arthritis is the most common cause. If arthritis-related hip pain interferes with your quality of life, your doctor will first recommend conservative treatments such as medications and cortisone injections. Eventually, hip replacement surgery may be your best option – and Franciscan Health System offers the anterior approach, a minimally-invasive method where the incision is made through the front or side of the thigh instead of through the buttock.

Taking the first step

Hip replacement specialists at Franciscan Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are located in clinics all around the Puget Sound region of Washington. Find an orthopedic physician.

Meet a doctor at a free Health Talk. One of the best ways to better understand your condition and meet a Franciscan doctor is to attend a health talk. There, you can get your questions answered by one of Franciscan’s leading orthopedic specialists and find out what you need to know about the latest treatment options for joint replacement, foot and ankle pain, back ailments, sports medicine and more.