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Total Hip Replacement


Hip replacement surgery may be required if your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions which affect activities such as walking, getting out of a chair, or other common everyday activities. If such activities are painful and you have difficulty to walk, and you get no relief with medications or walking supports, you may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery.


Hip replacement is a well-established and safe surgical procedure, where the two damaged and worn parts of the hip joint are replaced with an artificial implant called prostheses, which help make the hip strong, flexible, and stable again. The objective of hip replacement surgery is to improve the function of the hip joint, and to relieve the pain.


Dr. Cristhyan Baruch Guzman heads up the Orthopedic Clinic at Saint Luke’s Hospital and has extensive experience in hip replacement surgery. He uses advanced state of the art equipment and the latest technology, and provides high quality prostheses at the most affordable prices. Hip replacement surgery is less than half what it costs in the United States.

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Hip replacement is performed as an inpatient operation, which requires a hospital stay of a few days. The procedure requires either general or spinal anesthesia, and generally takes one to two hours. The surgeons will open the side of your hip and expose the bone underneath, and cut away all diseased or damaged bone, as well as the cartilage lining the surface of the joint. They will then insert a prosthetic socket made of metal, ceramic, or plastic into the top of the remaining portion of your femur. For older patients or those not very physically active, the surgeons will usually secure this socket with surgical cement, and for younger and more active patients, the bottom of the socket may have an exterior surface designed to encourage new bone growth. Once they have this socket firmly in place, your surgeons will take a metal or ceramic prosthetic ball joint and secure it inside the prosthetic socket to form the new hip joint.


Hospital stay is typically from 3 to 7 days and during this time you will perform rehabilitative activities under the guidance of a physical therapist. It may be necessary to wear anti-embolism stockings to reduce the risk the formation of blood clots. Any discomfort can be helped by temporary use of medication.

You may expect to travel in 7 to 10 days after surgery.



There are possible risks and complications associated with anesthesia, and other risks:


   •  Infections requiring antibiotics and in some cases hospitalization

   •  Blood clots in your pelvic or legs

   •  Injury to nerves and blood vessels

   •  Dislocation of the new hip joint


Risks can be minimized by following the surgeon's instructions before and after surgery.


This information should be used only as a guide to your medical procedure. All specifics will be discussed with your surgeon at your consultation. For more information about our packages for hip replacement surgery at Saint Luke's, contact us by using the attached “Ask a Question” form.

Saint Luke’s Hospital is part of the Saint Luke’s Hospital Group, providing top quality medical care to the local community in Los Cabos for more than 12 years.


The hospital has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and the surgeons have been carefully selected from some of the best surgeons in Mexico, all board certified with specialty licenses in their field of expertise.


Saint Luke’s is committed to being the premier hospital group for health care and medical tourism in Mexico.

Meet the Surgeons

Dr. Cristhyan Baruch

Orthopedic Surgeon

Fellowship in Hand Surgery


Dr. Julio Cesar Cortes

Orthopedic Surgeon

Has extensive experience


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