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