services and treatments

Hip Surgery

When hip pain becomes severe because of arthritis, joint disease or simple wear and tear, a total hip replacement may be the next step for people that have stopped responding to conservative or non-surgical treatment.

The goal of a total hip replacement is to remove the damaged hip joint and replace it with a mechanical implant to relieve pain symptoms and will enable you to return to your daily activities.

Anterior Approach

Along with traditional hip replacement techniques, Adventist Health Glendale orthopedic doctors offer the direct anterior approach for hip replacement. With this minimally invasive surgery, people may experience benefits over other approaches, including:

  • Smaller incision
  • Less operative time
  • No movement restrictions and minimal risk of dislocation after the procedure
  • Faster recovery time
  • Nearly all people who need a primary hip placement, even those needing bilateral hip replacement, are candidates for the anterior approach to hip replacement.

After any type of joint replacement, Adventist Health Glendale offers award-winning home health care (if needed), as well as physical therapy to help get you back to the activities you love as soon as possible and with less pain.


When it comes to hip replacement, Adventist Health Glendale's orthopedic surgeons utilize the latest technology and techniques. Oxinium implants have been shown to reduce wear on the joint and are a safer option for people with metal allergies.

Learn More

To learn more about hip replacement at Adventist Health Glendale, download a brochure about hip replacement, or for a referral to an orthopedic surgeon, call (818) 409-8000.