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A Revolutionary Hip Replacement Make a Full Return to the Active Life You Love

Get ready for a cutting edge hip replacement that works as hard as you do. Our artificial joints are engineered to meet our patients where they are – and keep them active for years to come. With a Nano total hip replacement, you can expect:

  • A fast recovery: on your feet within 60 minutes and back at home within 2 hours
  • A full and pain-free return to the sports and activities you love most
  • A durable, long-lasting artificial joint

With over 5,400 hip replacements performed, Nanoknee™ is the premier destination for total joint surgery for two reasons: Our approach is next level – and our results are unprecedented.

No activity restrictions. No limits. Make a full return to everything with Nanoknee™.


A Game-changing Hip Replacement For Active Patients Who Crave the Best

At Nanoknee™, we restore our patients’ aging and injured hips so they function like they used to. With an exclusive focus on outpatient joint surgery, expect to move your new hip right away and return home the same day for a rapid recovery.

We Restore Strong + Stable Hips

A hip implant that fits improperly results in a hip joint that feels unnatural and doesn’t move freely. At Nanoknee™, we focus on restoring the surface of your bone so it feels like it used to – before arthritis limited your mobility.

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When Do We Recommend Hip Replacement?

A total hip replacement is typically seen as the final step for patients who have chronic joint pain. We recommend it after regenerative therapy and other non-invasive approaches have failed or stopped working.

In general, this procedure is ideal for patients who:

  • Struggle with hip pain that limits everyday activities – like bending or walking
  • Have hip pain that persists while they are resting
  • Experience hip stiffness that prevents them from accessing their full range of motion
  • Cannot obtain relief from physical therapy, pain medications, and other supports

What to Expect 

The Nanoknee™ hip replacement is performed as an outpatient surgery, so you’ll be free to return home right away. The surgery is done under twilight anesthesia, and you’ll be able to walk around and move your new joint as soon as the operation is complete. You can look forward to a new hip that feels youthful and moves freely – without the pain and prolonged rehabilitation period that’s typically required of joint surgery.

After Surgery

After hip replacement, you can expect to feel an improvement every single day. The recovery is rapid, the outcomes are better – and our patients enjoy a quick return to work and their normal exercise routines – with no restrictions.

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Biking. Running. Sports. What to Expect As You Return to Fitness After Your Hip Replacement

Expect to return to everything. At Nanoknee™, there are no limits to what you can do after joint surgery. If you were active despite your joint pain before surgery – expect to return to that same level of performance once you’ve healed. 

During your consultation at one of our office locations (Los Angeles, Arroyo Grande, and San Luis Obispo), we will discuss the healing process and provide a timeline for when you can expect to return to your favorite sports and activities.

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Hip Replacement FAQ's

How long will my new hip last?

Am I a candidate for Nano Hip?

What are alternatives to Hip Replacement?

What are the latest developments and innovations in hip replacement?

How are hip replacements/implants handled?

What is the least invasive procedure for hip replacement?

Can you get a hip replacement with local anesthesia?

What activities are possible after hip replacement?

How soon after hip replacement can you exercise?

Can you get hip surgery without a total hip replacement?

What are the advantages of Nano vs other hip replacement surgeries?

Can I expect to regain the full range of motion in my hip after surgery?

How long will the surgery take for hip replacement?

What type of anesthesia will be used during the surgery?

What is the recovery time for hip surgery?

Will I need to stay in the hospital after Hip replacement surgery?

How long will it take for the incision to heal?

Will there be any scarring after the surgery?

Will I need physical therapy after the surgery?

What are the potential risks and complications of the surgery?

Can I expect any long-term side effects from the surgery?

Is Nano Hip replacement covered by insurance?

What types of insurance cover Nano Hip replacement?

What is the cost of Nano Hip replacement?

How long will my new hip last?

We leverage state-of-the-art materials to ensure that Nano hips will last the rest of your life.

Am I a candidate for Nano Hip?

The Nano Hip features cutting-edge technology that was originally designed for younger patients. Today, it’s for active people of all ages who want the best: a fast recovery and a high level of function post-surgery. If another surgeon has recommended a hip replacement – but you’re uninterested in the activity restrictions and lengthy recovery period – you’re a candidate for Nano.

What are alternatives to Hip Replacement?

Some non-surgical alternatives for those who would prefer not to undergo a hip replacement include the following: over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication, topical ointments, muscle relaxants, steroid injections, acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, rest, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, hot and cold therapy, diet and exercise, physical therapy, and regenerative medicine using PRP injections and stem cell therapy.

What are the latest developments and innovations in hip replacement?

Some of the latest advancements in hip replacement include the following:

  • Anterior approach: Minimally invasive technique using a smaller incision
  • Optimized positioning system: X-rays of the hips and spine allow the surgeon to create a three-dimensional model to aid with better positioning
  • Birmingham hip resurfacing: Removes less bone while preserving the top of the thigh bone and inserting a smaller implant

How are hip replacements/implants handled?

Hip replacements require an incision through which your surgeon can remove damaged or diseased hip bone and cartilage while preserving as much healthy bone and tissue as possible. The artificial replacement components are implanted within the pelvic bone based on your unique anatomy to reproduce your natural hip function and range of motion.

What is the least invasive procedure for hip replacement?

Anterior hip replacement is the least invasive technique because it allows the hip to be replaced without cutting into the muscles. This procedure enables a quicker recovery because the muscles are spared from any damage that would require downtime for the body to repair.

Can you get a hip replacement with local anesthesia?

While most hip replacement procedures are performed under general anesthesia or regional anesthesia (epidural injected into the lower spine to numb the lower limbs), our innovative technique allows us to perform your hip replacement with a combination of twilight and local anesthesia.

What activities are possible after hip replacement?

Our minimally invasive hip replacement will allow you to move around with your new joint immediately. Every day you will feel an improvement, and soon enough, you will be able to enjoy all the sports and activities from days long past without any restrictions.

How soon after hip replacement can you exercise?

Because recovery is rapid using our state-of-the-art technique, patients can move and walk on their new hip immediately. To optimize your recovery, your surgeon will recommend the ideal period to wait before returning to various levels of exercise. However, once the surgical wound has healed – usually within two weeks – patients can begin low-impact exercises, like swimming or water aerobics.

Can you get hip surgery without a total hip replacement?

Yes, the Birmingham hip resurfacing procedure is a conservative surgical approach that improves hip mobility without replacing the entire hip bone. This technique removes less bone and preserves the thigh bone while removing the damaged bone and cartilage. A smaller implant is then inserted to provide the hip with the support it needs to improve mobility for a pain-free hip.

What are the advantages of Nano vs other hip replacement surgeries?

Nano hip replacements are designed to resolve problems regarding soft tissue formation surrounding the replacement. The nano plastic stimulates stem cells, creating the changes necessary for a healthy hip area.

Can I expect to regain the full range of motion in my hip after surgery?

Approximately 90% of hip replacement patients report an increase in their range of motion. It may take up to three months to see a noticeable difference, and the results will continue to improve over the span of a year.

How long will the surgery take for hip replacement?

Generally speaking, hip replacement surgeries last about 2 hours. Partial hip replacement surgeries usually take less time, and double replacement surgeries will take more time.

What type of anesthesia will be used during the surgery?

Hip surgery usually involves spinal anesthesia, which is administered once the patient enters the operating room. This type of anesthesia is administered by way of a very small spinal needle in the lower back region.

What is the recovery time for hip surgery?

Recovery from a hip replacement can take anywhere from two to four weeks, depending on the type of replacement being done. A general guideline is as follow:

  • 7-14 Days: routine daily activity
  • 2-6 Weeks: moderate activity
  • 6-8 Weeks: return to active lifestyle

Will I need to stay in the hospital after Hip replacement surgery?

Many patients are able to go home on the same day of the procedure. That said, some will have to stay for a night or even longer, depending on the extent of work being performed.

How long will it take for the incision to heal?

The incisions for hip replacement surgery are usually very small and are closed with absorbable sutures. It typically takes about 6 weeks for them to fully heal.

Will there be any scarring after the surgery?

Following hip surgery, patients will have one scar in the hip region measuring somewhere between 8 and 20 centimeters (3 to 8 inches). The length of this scar may vary depending on the patient’s level of obesity and musculature.

Will I need physical therapy after the surgery?

Following hip replacement surgery, it is customary for patients to undergo physical therapy (otherwise known as rehabilitation therapy). Patients will be referred to a physical therapist to guide them through this process.

What are the potential risks and complications of the surgery?

Some potential risks include blood clots, fractures, infections, changes in leg length, and nerve damage.

Can I expect any long-term side effects from the surgery?

Bladder infections, hip dislocation, and joint issues are all potential side effects of hip replacement surgery.

Is Nano Hip replacement covered by insurance?

Just like other hip replacement techniques, Nano hip replacement is covered by all insurance plans. That said, patients would do well to reach out to their provider to find out more information before proceeding.

What types of insurance cover Nano Hip replacement?

Virtually all insurance plans cover Nano hip replacement. That said, patients should check to see what their copay will be.

What is the cost of Nano Hip replacement?

The cost of Nano hip replacement can run anywhere from $17,000 to $24,000.

Hip Replacement Topics

Hip Pain

Get educated about hip arthritis – including the symptoms; how to manage the condition; and when to start exploring hip replacement options.

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Hip Resurfacing & Replacement

By harnessing the latest, state-of-the-art techniques, we preserve your normal range-of-motion and speed the healing process.

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Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

The ideal solution for young, active patients under 60, the Birmingham delivers a fast recovery and a more stable and mobile joint for decades to come.

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Ceramic Total Hip Replacement

A durable artificial joint with unprecedented longevity, expect a full and pain-free return to your favorite activities for the rest of your life.

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To learn more about Nanoknee™ Total Hip Replacement in Los Angeles – and begin planning for your procedure – please contact us today and schedule a consultation.

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