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We found 5 providers matching hip replacement and who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Kennett Square, PA.

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Dr. Cheston Simmons Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 100
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Cheston Simmons, who practices in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and West Grove, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Simmons graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ankle fracture, and hip problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simmons has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement

All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Bone Spurs, Ankle Fracture, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,158
  • Medicare Cost: $1,610
Dr. Robert Hugh Huxster, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 100
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Robert Huxster is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include total hip replacement, tendon repair, and total knee replacement. Dr. Huxster is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Huxster honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement

All Interests: Tendon Repair, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Henry Benner IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 100
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. John Benner is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe surgery, total hip replacement, and partial knee replacement. Dr. Benner is affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benner honors.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement

All Interests: Prosthetics, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,589
Dr. Douglas Anthony Palma, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
400 Old Forge Lane
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Palma is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Palma completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,300
  • Medicare Cost: $1,199
Dr. Todd A Michener, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 100
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Todd Michener is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and total hip replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Michener completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , total hip replacement

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee ... (Read more)

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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.