Hip Services

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The hip is normally one of the most stable joints in the body. However, sports injuries, falls and conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis can injure the hip to a point where simply walking is difficult and painful.

University Medical Center of Princeton's board certified orthopedic specialists offer the latest options in total hip replacement and hip surface replacement as part of our joint replacement surgery program.

They are also among the region's leaders in treating fractures and other sudden and chronic hip conditions using advanced, minimally invasive techniques to restore mobility and improve your quality of life.

Program aimed to standardize, optimize care for patients with hip fractures

Princeton HealthCare System has implemented a Hip Fracture Program with the goal of providing exceptional care—co-managed by Medicine and Orthopaedics—for older adults with fragility fractures.

The Hip Fracture Program is based on a treatment model of collaborative, standardized care and protocols that promote expeditious surgery, timely medical support, rapid mobilization, earlier discharge and increased attention to bone health.

The program features standardized order sets beginning in the Emergency Department (ED). A patient in the ED with a confirmed hip fracture will be admitted by the medical physician and receive a consult with an orthopedic surgeon and, if indicated, a cardiologist to clear the patient for surgery. The goal is to have a patient medically stabilized and in surgery within 24 hours of arrival at the ED.

Following surgery, most patients will be admitted to the Surgical Care Unit or Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE). When indicated, patients will be admitted to Telemetry.

Discharge planning begins immediately, with the goal to discharge the patient to home, Acute Rehabilitation or a skilled nursing facility within three to four days post-surgery.

We provide treatment for individuals with:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Cartilage (labral) tears and impingement
  • Developmental hip dysplasia
  • Fractures (hip, femur)
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Hip bursitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Total hip replacement problems (infections, recurrent dislocation, leg length problems)
  • Tumors (bone and soft tissue)

UMCP's state-of-the-art hip services include:

  • Bursa excision
  • Bone grafting
  • Hip tumor biopsy and reconstruction
  • Image-guided, minimally invasive fracture fixation
  • Internal and external fixation of hip fractures
  • Osteoporosis DEXA scanning, metabolic bone evaluation and treatment
  • Therapeutic hip injection and arthrography
  • Total hip replacement (minimally invasive)
  • Total hip replacement revision

You can find more information about hip replacements in our special guide here. For more information about these or any other health topics, please click here to visit our Online Health Encyclopedia.

Related services available through Princeton HealthCare System include:

  • Outpatient radiology imaging services
  • Home care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Total joint replacement education class

Finding the Right Doctor

For assistance finding an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System, call 1.888.742.7496, or click here to search for a physician through our online Physician Directory.