Hip Replacement

A Solution for Chronic Hip Pain

Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each year to relieve severe hip pain and problems and get back to enjoying everyday activities. It replacement involves removing the worn bone and cartilage from both the ball and the socket sides of the joint. The socket is replaced with a shell and liner. The ball is replaced by a new ball, which is attached to a stem that anchors it to the bone.

More hip replacements are performed each year at the Spectrum Health Center for Joint Replacement than any other hospital in West Michigan. Our results are among the best in the U.S.: studies show that patients have better outcomes if their physician or hospital is highly experienced in a particular procedure. This is especially true for hip replacement.