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Hip surgery

If you're living with a bad hip, you know this all too well: Even simple activities like walking or sitting can be a major pain. What if you could enjoy an active lifestyle again?

At Great Plains Health Orthopaedics, our team of experts treats all kinds of hip problems. You don't need to travel far from home to get exceptional care that will help improve your mobility and ease your pain.

Here are some of the reasons you may want to choose us:

  • We offer the latest advancements in minimally invasive and robotic hip replacement for a quick recovery and a precise joint fit.
  • Our fellowship-trained surgeons are highly experienced, personable and committed to providing you with a great outcome.
  • We don't rush you into hip surgery. We know your needs are unique, so we'll develop a personalized treatment plan, whether you need medication, physical therapy, surgery or a combination of treatments.

Hip problems we treat

People from all over Nebraska, southern South Dakota and northern Kansas turn to us for help with hip problems such as:

Arthritis. Arthritis is a common cause of hip pain. In its most typical form, it wears away the cushioning cartilage of your joints. That can lead to bone-on-bone hip pain.

Hip bursitis. This painful swelling of joint tissues can become chronic if not treated. Conservative treatments usually help. But in some cases, surgery may be needed.

Hip fractures. Mending a fracture often requires surgery. But if that's not an option for you, we can also take steps to stabilize the hip while you heal.

Hip impingement. Bony growths, called spurs, may damage tissues and cartilage, making it painful to move the hip. If nonsurgical treatments don't help, a minimally invasive surgery called arthroscopy can reshape the spurs to relieve pain.

Loose bone fragments or cartilage. Arthroscopy can also be used to help diagnose and treat loose fragments of bone and cartilage moving around within a joint.

Our state-of-the-art hip replacement options

When a hip is severely damaged, one option may be total hip replacement. With this surgery, the damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial one made of plastic, ceramic or metal.

We offer a variety of hip replacement options that are designed to fit your needs, including an anterior approach through the front of the hip. Compared to traditional hip surgery, this approach may result in a speedier recovery because it avoids cutting major muscles. And you may have fewer movement restrictions in the weeks after surgery.

We also perform robotic hip replacement using the ROSA robotic system. Our surgeons use this technology to tailor a hip replacement based on your unique anatomy. The result may be a highly accurate hip placement with a reduced risk of complications, such as hip dislocation.

We also perform more conservative surgeries, such as hip resurfacing and partial hip replacement.

How we prepare you for hip surgery

If hip surgery is right for you, we'll tell you what you need to know to prepare for the surgery.

We offer a joint-replacement class that you can attend before your surgery.

Make an appointment with a hip specialist

Don't let a painful hip stop you from enjoying your life. Call Great Plains Health Orthopaedics at 308.568.3800 for a consultation.

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