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Dr. Gary John Cortina, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
201 State Street; 8th Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Gary Cortina's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Erie, PA. Dr. Cortina graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. Patients rated Dr. Cortina highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Nick Stefanovski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Nick Stefanovski, who practices in Erie, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Stefanovski's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. James Anthony Delullo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
300 State Street; Suite 400a
Erie, PA
 

Dr. James Delullo practices orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He has a special interest in hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. Dr. Delullo is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He obtained his medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lower Extremity Problems, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,871
  • Medicare Cost: $1,163
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Fessler's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fessler include hip replacement, knee replacement, and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Fessler completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Fessler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Fractures, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,314
  • Medicare Cost: $1,304
Dr. Jeffrey Anthony Nechleba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nechleba specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Erie, PA. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. Dr. Nechleba is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His residency was performed at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Nechleba is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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All Interests: Fractures, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lower ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,450
  • Medicare Cost: $1,402
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
204 W 26th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Mark Buseck practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Buseck's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,632
  • Medicare Cost: $1,402
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
204 W 26th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Gregg Mason works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,051 - $6,314
  • Medicare Cost: $1,093 - $1,304
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
204 West 26 Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Robert Lupo practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lupo is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,588
  • Medicare Cost: $1,402

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What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

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.