Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is a life-changing experience. We are one of a few programs in western Pennsylvania offering same-day hip replacement surgery. You can expect to be up and walking within hours of surgery. Our goal is to help you live without nagging hip pain for years to come.

What is hip replacement surgery?

Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint that includes two parts:

  1. Part of the pelvis (the acetabulum), which has a shallow opening or socket
  2. The ball-shaped head of your upper thighbone (femur), which nestles into the acetabulum

During hip replacement surgery, we remove the ball-shaped head of the femur and the socket portion of the acetabulum. We replace them with artificial joints made of metal and plastic. You may need hip replacement surgery if you have hip pain that does not respond to other treatments. Find out more about hip pain.

Hip replacement surgery at AHN: Why choose us?

At AHN, you have access to pioneering techniques that maximize your safety and help you achieve excellent results. We were the first program in western Pennsylvania using