Hip replacement surgery in Northern Virginia
Constant hip pain doesn't have to be part of your life. Reston Hospital Center's skilled orthopedic surgeons use the latest advancements in technology to perform total hip replacement surgery, also called hip arthroplasty, for patients with hip problems. Our nationally recognized program can help you regain your mobility and return to your active lifestyle.
- Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Program Certification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading authority on quality and continuous improvement in healthcare
- 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals
- Recognized as leaders in robotic-assisted technology as the first hospital in Virginia to use minimally invasive Mako™ Robotic Technology to perform joint replacement surgery.
For more information about our hip replacement program, please call our Total Joint Nurse Navigator at 703-689-9021.
At Reston Hospital, you receive personalized orthopedic care and support throughout your joint replacement journey. We have a total joint nurse navigator who is by your side to provide education and assistance before and after your hip surgery.
Total Joint Nurse Navigator - Kylie Murphy, RN
Kylie Murphy, our Total Joint Nurse Navigator, assists patients during their entire continuum of care from the time your joint replacement surgery is scheduled to your follow up with your personal physician. Kylie assists with education, introduces you to key team members involved in your surgery and serves as both an advocate and resource for those difficult questions that come up both before and after your joint replacement. She routinely tracks key outcome data and works with our surgeons to ensure that we are providing the best, evidence-based care to every patient. Our navigator also helps educate our nursing staff and other internal team members on the needs and expectations of joint-specific care to ensure that you have the best possible experience. Most importantly, she functions as a liaison between your surgeon, your care team and you. Kylie can be reached at 703-689-9021.
Our highly specialized hip replacement program
Our Total Joint Center offers the most experienced joint replacement team in the region—we perform more than 1,000 joint replacement surgeries annually.
Beyond benefiting from our wealth of experience, patients choose Reston Hospital's joint replacement program for:
- Recognized hip replacement care: Our joint replacement programs are recognized by The Joint Commission, the nation's leading authority on quality and continuous improvement in healthcare. In February of 2019, our hospital received Advanced Certification from the Joint Commission. We are the first hospital in the state of Virginia to achieve this certification for joint replacement.
- High patient satisfaction and optimal outcomes: Our joint replacement complication rates and hospital stay durations beat national averages. This means our patients recover, feel better and go home faster. In fact, nearly 99 percent of our hip replacement patients are walking within hours of the surgery, and greater than 95 percent of our patients report high satisfaction with pain management.
- Facilities dedicated to joint replacement care: Reston Hospital offers recently renovated, state-of-the-art operating suites and an entire hospital wing dedicated to our joint replacement patients. Additionally, we provide private patient rooms and a rehabilitation gym with a practice staircase and car to help establish confidence in your new joint before going home.
- Board-certified orthopedic surgeons: Your care comes from board-certified specialists in orthopedic care. Most of our surgeons are also fellowship trained in their field.
- Free valet parking for hospital services: To make life more convenient, we offer free valet parking at Pavilion II and West Wing entrances, weekdays from 6:00am to 9:00pm.
Health Risk Assessments
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Advanced hip replacement surgery techniques
Our orthopedic specialists have access to the latest technology, such as Mako™ Robotic Arm-Assisted Technology and Conformis customized implant solutions, to perform total hip replacements. Our surgeons also perform direct anterior (front) hip replacement. These advanced surgical techniques mean fewer incisions and less trauma to surrounding muscles and joints, resulting in a faster recovery.
To perform robot-assisted surgery for a total hip replacement, we first take a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip joint. The Mako™ software uses the CT scan to create a 3D model of your hip, and your surgeon uses this model to pre-plan the optimal size and position of the hip implant based on your particular anatomy. During surgery, the surgeon uses the robotic arm to precisely and accurately align and position the hip implant to match the pre-surgical plan, giving you the best and most comfortable fit possible.
Recovery from hip replacement surgery
Reston Hospital offers comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help you recover quickly and safely after your hip replacement surgery. Our surgical and rehabilitation team work together to create an effective rehabilitation plan for your recovery. Rehabilitation will begin the day of surgery when you walk from the stretcher to your bed after leaving the recovery room.
Candidates for hip replacement surgery
Hip replacement surgery may be an effective treatment for you if other treatments have not relieved your hip pain. Please call (877) 689-3627 to schedule an appointment with one of our hip joint experts if you have any of the following hip problems:
- Experience hip pain or stiffness after sitting for a long time, or getting out of bed
- Have pain, swelling, or tenderness in the hip joint
- Hear or feel "crunching" in the hip joint
Weight loss before your hip surgery
There are several options to lose weight prior to surgery. Depending on how much weight the patient needs to lose, it is appropriate to go through a medical weight loss program or bariatric surgery. Weight loss prior to joint replacement surgery can greatly reduce both in-hospital and postoperative complications.