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Our patients can benefit from the vast experience of the highly specialized Loyola hip physicians. This team is comprised of physicians and fellowship-trained hip surgeons who provide non-surgical and surgical solutions to address the full spectrum of hip disorders. From a simple hip medication injection or course of physical therapy to a joint-preserving surgical intervention or total hip replacement, our team has the expertise to provide complete care based on your needs.

The Loyola hip surgery team has specialized training in the following surgical interventions:

Joint preservation techniques

  • Core decompression
  • Femoral osteotomy
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Periacetabular osteotomy

Hip replacement surgery

  • Complex primary hip replacement
  • Partial hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Resurfacing hip arthroplasty
  • Revision hip replacement
  • Total hip replacement

Patient Education
We believe strongly in patient education and preparing you for any surgical procedures. Patients who undergo joint replacement may participate in a special class led by orthopaedic nurses, physical therapists and social workers. Most classes are held at Loyola University Health System at Gottlieb, which offers easy access for you and your family. Classes help you:

  • Understand the complexities of your surgery
  • Set expectations for recovery
  • Determine discharge planning needs such as outpatient physical therapy
  • Identify any special equipment needed at home after surgery

Team members also are fellowship-trained to care for severe trauma to the hip and pelvis region. Training includes care for:

  • Complex fractures of the pelvis
  • Fractures of the pelvis and hip area that don’t heal (nonunions)
  • Fractures of the pelvis and hip area that heal in a poor position (malunions)
  • Severe fractures of the hip and acetabulum

Loyola Doctors Now at Gottlieb

When your care requires joint replacement surgery, you'll experience all the comforts of a community hospital with Loyola’s high-level care at our Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park. Loyola's orthopaedic surgeons and residents, along with a dedicated team of orthopaedic nurses and therapists, provide you the same high level of Loyola care and expertise, plus you’ll enjoy our private, comfortable rooms in our newly re-designed orthopaedic inpatient unit, created specifically to meet the needs of our patients who are having joint replacement.