We found 4 providers matching hip replacement and who accept PacifiCare PPO near Orange, CA.
Dr. Ayaz Biviji's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Biviji speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Biviji honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. Dr. Biviji's practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, hip resurfacing
All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, MAKOplasty, Fractures, ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Grumet works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Grumet attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grumet include sports health. Dr. Grumet is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grumet accepts. Dr. Grumet has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.
Relevant Interests: , hip replacement
All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement
Dr. Steven Barnett is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Barnett graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.
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- Medicare Volume: 133
- Uninsured Cost: $4,280
- Medicare Cost: $1,569
Dr. David Smith practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee injury. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Smith attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes.
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All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Injury, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)
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Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the hip joint that are damaged by disease or injury. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Surgery is used only after other, less invasive treatments have failed to work.
The type of hip replacement you receive is based on your age and the extent of damage to your hip. The hip joint has two parts: the femoral head, or hip ball, and the acetabulum, or hip socket. The hip ball is located on the upper end of the femur (thigh bone), and the hip socket is part of the pelvis. Depending on whether one or both parts require replacement, you may need one of the following procedures:
- Partial hip replacement, which is generally recommended in the case of hip fractures or other hip injuries. If you are having a partial hip replacement, only the hip ball will be replaced.
- Total hip replacement, which is often used to treat the hip joint when it has become damaged due to arthritis. Both the hip socket and hip ball are replaced.
- Hip resurfacing, which is usually performed for younger patients. A hip resurfacing procedure reshapes the hip ball and only replaces its surface. This preserves more bone and makes future surgeries easier. If you are having a partial hip resurfacing, only the hip ball is resurfaced and replaced. If you are having a total hip resurfacing, the hip socket will be replaced as well.
During hip replacement surgery, an incision is made along the side of the hip. The surgeon may access the joint directly through this incision, or by using small tools and a lighted tube called an arthroscope to see and treat the joint. The diseased tissue is removed, and the bones are smoothed out and fitted with metal ends. The metal pieces may be cemented in place, or they may have a porous structure that encourages bone to grow into them and hold them securely. A smooth plastic cushion is placed between the two bones to replace the cartilage and allow the joint to move freely.
Hip replacement surgery takes one to two hours, and afterwards you may stay in the hospital for several days. When you go home, you will have to use a cane, walker, or crutches at first. You will likely have physical therapy to improve your ability to move with your new hip. After the first few weeks, light exercise such as bike riding or swimming will help you heal, but certain actions, such as climbing stairs or bending over at the waist, may be difficult at first. It will take several weeks before you can drive or return to work. Full recovery may take six to 12 months.