Bryant Bonner, MD

Board Certified

Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist

Hip Replacement Surgery

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Embrace mobility and reclaim your active lifestyle with Hip Replacement

Welcome to our patient-centric guide on Hip Replacement surgery, where we are dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and support necessary to make well-informed choices about your health and reclaim your active lifestyle.

If you’ve been experiencing chronic hip pain, reduced mobility, or difficulty performing everyday activities, a hip replacement may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Our comprehensive resource is designed to demystify the process and answer any questions you may have about this life-changing procedure.

Expertise in Hip Replacement

Dr. Bonner, MD specializes in Total Hip Replacement, including Anterior Hip Replacement as well as Complex and Revision Total Hip Replacements. 

He is excited to be a part of Sah Orthopaedic Associates at the Institute for Joint Restoration in Fremont, California. Utilizing advanced, minimally invasive techniques such as Anterior Hip Replacements, he aims to offer optimal recovery and superior outcomes to his patients.

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Our Commitment to Patient-Centric Care

Understanding that the thought of undergoing any surgical procedure can be daunting, our unwavering commitment is to offer compassionate care and personalized guidance. We make it our mission to ensure each patient feels confident, comfortable, and thoroughly informed during their Hip Replacement journey.

What is Hip Replacement?

Hip Replacement, also known as Hip Arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to alleviate chronic hip pain and improve mobility for individuals experiencing hip joint damage or arthritis.

The surgery involves the removal and replacement of worn out and damaged end surfaces, or ball and socket, of the hip joint. The damaged femoral head, or ball, is removed and replaced with a metal or ceramic component while the acetabulum, or socket, is replaced with a metal component. There is a plastic liner in between so that there is no more painful bone rubbing on bone. These new components are specially designed to mimic the natural movement of a healthy hip, helping you move more comfortably and with reduced pain.

Hip Replacement is typically recommended for people who are experiencing chronic hip pain and limited mobility, which interferes with daily activities such as walking, bending, or even getting in and out of a chair. The most common reasons for Hip Replacement include:

  1. Osteoarthritis: A condition where the protective cartilage in the hip joint wears away over time, leading to pain and stiffness, also known as “wear and tear.”
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and damage to the hip joint.
  3. Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Arthritis that develops after a hip injury or fracture.
  4. Avascular Necrosis: A condition where the blood supply to the hip joint is disrupted, causing bone damage.
  5. Other Hip Conditions: Certain hip deformities or conditions, such as hip dysplasia or bone tumors, may also require hip replacement.
  1. Reduced Pain: Relief from chronic hip pain, allowing you to engage in daily activities with greater ease.
  2. Improved Mobility: Enhanced range of motion, enabling you to walk and move more freely.
  3. Enhanced Quality of Life: Regaining the ability to participate in hobbies, sports, and social activities that were limited by hip pain.
  4. Long-Term Results: Hip Replacements are designed to be durable and can provide lasting improvement. Hip replacement has been shown to have such good outcomes and patient satisfaction that is has been dubbed “The Operation of the Century” by The Lancet.

During the surgery, Dr. Bonner will make an incision to access your hip joint. The damaged parts of the hip, including the damaged bone and cartilage, will be carefully removed. The artificial components, made of metal, ceramic, or plastic materials, will then be securely placed to replace the removed parts. These implants work together to recreate the smooth and gliding surface of a healthy hip joint, allowing for improved mobility and reduced pain.

Dr. Bonner also specializes in Anterior Hip Replacements. You can read more about this innovative and exciting procedure here!

Most patients are now going home the same day or the next day after surgery. Patients often use a walker for the first 1-2 weeks to help provide some added stability and balance and progressively graduate to a cane and then off any assistive devices as you are able.

You will also have some special precautions for the first six weeks to help optimize and ensure the stability of your Hip Replacement. We will review these in detail both before and after your surgery.

After your stay in the hospital we will set up physical therapy to go to your home for the first two weeks. After two weeks, we will focus on home exercises and stretching as you begin to increase your activity. As you progress you can also begin to get back to the activities you love such as walking, hiking, golf and more!

Remember, Hip Replacement is a carefully considered option, and not everyone with hip pain requires surgery. Dr. Bonner will evaluate your individual case and discuss the best treatment plan for you.

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