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Hip Replacement

Most Flexible and Free-Moving Joint in Your Body

Your hip is the most flexible and free-moving joint in your body. With the ability to move forwards, backwards, sideways and in twisting motions, this ball and socket joint plays an important role in coordinating the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves in the region to ensure you have proper lower body mobility.

The constant usage of your hip puts a significant amount of wear and tear on the joint and over time, it may potentially wear out. In addition, trauma to the hip during athletics or an accident may potentially damage the joint. These issues can result in significant pain and reduced mobility. Eventually, hip surgery may be necessary to alleviate the pain and restore proper function.

What Is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement is performed to remove the damaged parts of your hip joint and replace them with an artificial implant. The prosthetic joint is typically made from metal, ceramic and/or plastic components. Each year, over 450,000 total hip replacement procedures are performed in the United States. The procedure has an extremely high success rate, with more than 95% of patients experiencing significant relief from their hip pain.

Common conditions which may result in the need for hip replacement include:

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When Should I Consider Hip Replacement?

In most instances, more conservative treatment options will be pursued prior to surgery. This may include anti-inflammatory medications, pain medications, physical therapy, and assistive devices such as a cane. If these treatments fail to alleviate your pain, hip surgery may be necessary.

It might be time to consider hip replacement surgery if:

Many individuals find hip replacement to be life-changing, offering the following benefits:

Preparing for Hip Replacement Surgery

Prior to scheduling your procedure, our orthopedic surgeons will conduct a physical exam and review your medical history to ensure you’re healthy enough to undergo major surgery. In addition, we’ll examine your hip and order any imaging necessary to get a clear understanding of the hip issues you’re experiencing.

You May Need

You may have to discontinue taking certain medications prior to surgery. Our surgeons will review this with you during your initial appointment. In addition, smokers must be willing to quit for at least one month prior to surgery and at least two months after their procedure since smoking can adversely impact healing and increase your risk of complications.

In some instances, you may be asked to lose weight or perform conditioning exercises to strengthen the muscles around your hip before surgery.

Hip Surgery Procedures Offered at Colorado Advanced Orthopedics

At Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, we perform total hip replacement (total hip arthroplasty). This procedure replaces an arthritic or damaged hip joint with an artificial hip joint. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons utilize Direct Superior Approach for faster recovery and no restrictions on motion after surgery. We utilize RadLink technology to ensure excellent implant placement and alignment.


"Dr. Borchard is the best. He did my hip replacement surgery three years ago. I will not see any other doctor but him!" - Judy H.
"When I see Dr. Borchard's name on an incoming patient's prescription I instantly get excited because I know that my job is going to be much easier from start to finish. I am able to focus on the patient's individual goals (hiking, biking, fishing, gardening, horseback riding, getting on the floor to play with their grandkids) earlier than ever before." - Josh Hardy, PT, DPT, Owner and Physical Therapist at Monument Physical Therapy
“You will not get better care, and you won’t get better outcomes, than you get right here with Dr. Borchard in Meeker.” - Curtis C.
"I've been a Physical Therapist in the Outpatient Orthopedic setting for nearly 10 years and in that time, I have rehabilitated hundreds of total knee replacements. Dr. Kevin Borchard and his team have by far exceeded the expectations I've seen in patients over the years. His patients show up to their first therapy session in less pain and with more motion than any patients I have ever seen. They can stop using their crutches, walker or cane much earlier than I ever thought possible!" - Josh Hardy, PT, DPT, Owner and Physical Therapist at Monument Physical Therapy

Helping You Live a Pain Free Life

At Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, we understand the debilitating pain that occurs when you have a serious hip injury. Our team is committed to helping you restore full joint function so that you can live a pain free life once again.

You’ll benefit from exceptional quality care provided by some of the finest orthopedics professionals on the Western Slope. Our team is committed to delivering a first-class experience from your initial consultation throughout all of your follow-up care. You’ll receive prompt, honest communication from a friendly staff that truly cares about helping you get better. We also try to accommodate your busy schedule by offering flexible hours and a commitment to shorter wait times. In addition, our team will provide assistance with all insurance paperwork to make your life easier.

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