Hip Services

Hip Services

At OHSU, our hip specialists provide diagnosis and treatment -- surgical and nonsurgical -- for your hip problems, including fractures, arthritis, deformities and athletic injuries. We are the first hospital in Oregon to offer the latest hip resurfacing surgery. Our experts are dedicated to bringing you new hip treatments and care that you can trust.

Hip treatments

OHSU’s team of doctors and surgeons are specialty trained to treat hip pain caused by problems such as fractures, injuries, arthritis and more. They will work with you to determine the best treatment and rehabilitation plan so you can get back to your daily activities. Our hip treatments include:

Hip replacement surgery

Total hip replacement surgery, also called total hip arthroplasty, is surgery to replace a damaged hip with a prosthesis (artificial joint). You may need total hip replacement surgery if you break a hip or have severe arthritis.

The goal of total hip arthroplasty is to replace the parts of the hip joint that have been damaged and to relieve hip pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments.

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Hip resurfacing surgery

Hip resurfacing surgery is designed for active adults younger than 60 who need a hip replacement. In this surgery, your doctor will remove a few centimeters of bone from the thigh bone and shape it to fit around the hip resurfacing implant.

OHSU was the first hospital in Oregon to do this procedure, and is still one of the only hospitals offering it.

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Hip arthroscopy

In arthroscopy, your doctor looks inside a joint with a tiny camera. Small instruments are used to repair joint problems. The camera gives your surgeon a clear view inside the hip without making a large incision. With the newest high-resolution cameras, this procedure has become even more effective for diagnosing joint problems. Doctors can even perform complex surgery through the scope.

You may be a candidate for hip arthroscopy if you are active but have painful hips, and if your doctor believes there is a chance to preserve the cartilage in your hip. If you have hip arthroscopy, you might not need hip replacement surgery, or might not have it as soon.

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Dr. Huff was the first in Oregon to offer the latest hip resurfacing procedure, a less invasive technique than traditional hip replacement. This procedure was designed for younger patients. Before the procedure was developed, these patients might have needed a full hip replacement surgery.

Meet our team

Thomas Huff,  M.D.

Dr. Thomas HuffDr. Huff received his M.D. from the University of Iowa, and completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University. He has advanced specialty training in hip and other joint reconstruction.

Andrea Herzka, M.D.  

Dr. Andrea HerzkaDr. Herzka earned her M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins. She completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and specializes in athletic injuries and arthroscopic surgery.

Kathryn Schabel, M.D.  

Dr. Kathryn SchabelDr. Schabel received her M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin and did both her residency and fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the University of Utah. Dr. Schabel specializes in hip and knee replacement, adult reconstruction surgery and revision joint replacements.

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