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|Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) Cost Average||$11,800 - $32,400||Free Quote|
|Hip Resurfacing Surgery Cost Average||$12,300 - $33,800||Free Quote|
|Mckenna Memorial Hospital||New Braunfels||Acute Care Hospital|
|Northeast Baptist Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Christus Santa Rosa Hospital - City Centre||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|The Spine Hospital of South Texas||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Pasteur Plaza Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital Northwest||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Specialty Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Nix Medical Center||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Northeast Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center||Live Oak||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Mckenna Ambulatory Surigical Center||New Braunfels||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Alamo Ambulatory Surgical Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center North Central||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Texas Regional Medical Center||Jourdanton||Acute Care Hospital|
|Texsan Heart Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center Medical Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Medina Community Hospital||Hondo||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|Medical Center Orthopaedics||San Antonio||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Southcross Surgical Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center V||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|The Center for Special Surgery @ TCA||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Texas Surgical Center||Seguin||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Southwest General Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Interventional Surgical Care||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Baptist Medical Center||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|South Central Texas Bone and Joint Center||Pleasanton||Ortho Surgery Center|
|New Braunfels Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine||New Braunfels||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Connally Memorial Medical Center||Floresville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Guadalupe Valley Hospital||Seguin||Acute Care Hospital|
|Methodist Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Orthopaedic Surgery Center of San Antonio||San Antonio||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Christus Santa Rosa Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Alamo Heights Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|University Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|New Braunfels Surgical Center||New Braunfels||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|American Surgery Centers of South Texas||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
Hip Replacement Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction
Hip replacement surgery, sometimes called total hip arthroplasty, is an option for people who have hip pain or loss of mobility. This procedure can be performed arthroscopically or with traditional "open" surgery. Arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery is a procedure performed through tiny incisions, using an instrument called an arthroscope, a tube-like instrument with a camera and surgical tools attached. Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for this surgery, though fractures, avascular necrosis and other problems can be cause for hip replacement surgery. This procedure is usually only considered after more conservative measures — anti-inflammatory medication, bracing, physical therapy, prescription pain medication and restrictions in activity — have been exhausted. Patients typically stay in the hospital for four to six days after the surgery and can return to normal light activities after three to six weeks, though you will have to avoid certain sports and high-impact activities.
Patient Preparation for Hip Replacement Surgery
A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests — X-rays, MRIs, etc. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Tell your doctor if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention. Finally, tell your doctor if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You will need to make arrangements for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.
What to Expect During and After Hip Replacement Surgery
The surgery itself usually takes one to two hours. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. The procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). Typically, hip replacement surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon. Once you are unconscious, the surgeon will make an incision on the side of the hip and then move the muscles and other tissue in order to reach the joint. The ball part of the joint is removed by cutting high on the femur. The ball will be replaced with an artificial joint using cement or a material that allows the bone to attach to the new joint. Your surgeon will then remove the damaged cartilage from the hip bone and insert the thigh bone into the hip socket. Finally, the incision will be stitched closed. For arthroscopic hip replacement surgery, the steps above are performed through one or two smaller cuts and small tools attached to the laparoscope. This method reduces blood loss, pain, and length of hospital stay. This procedure is newer than the standard hip replacement so make sure your doctor has experience (and success) before opting for minimally invasive surgery.
After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be taken to your hospital room. Patients stay in the hospital from four to six days, when pain can be managed without IV pain medication, and the patient can safely use crutches or a walker. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain. You will likely need weeks or months of physical therapy.
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