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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. Douglas Anthony Palma, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
400 Old Forge Lane
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Palma is an orthopedic trauma and sports medicine specialist. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Palma attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Cheston Simmons practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and West Grove, PA. Dr. Simmons's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ankle fracture, and hip problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Simmons is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine.

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

Dr. John Benner is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in West Grove, PA, West Chester, PA, and Kennett Square, PA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe surgery, total hip replacement, and partial knee replacement. Dr. Benner is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Benner studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine.

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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. Robert Hugh Huxster, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 100
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Robert Huxster is an orthopedic surgeon in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and West Grove, PA. In his practice, Dr. Huxster focuses on total hip replacement, tendon repair, and total knee replacement. Dr. Huxster takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine.

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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. Todd A Michener, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 100
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Todd Michener's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and total hip replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine. Dr. Michener is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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.