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Hip treatment

Hip replacement and other options in Columbus, NE

When you suffer from hip arthritis, it can be difficult to even move. You may have joint stiffness, reduced range of motion and radiating pain that gradually becomes worse. You need treatment from experts who understand how hips work — and who are committed to helping you find the right solution for your problem.

At Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, you will find providers who care about you and your quality of life. We work with you to determine your goals, and we won’t stop until you have found relief.

There are many options for treating hip pain, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Activity modification
  • Weight loss
  • Physical therapy
  • Braces
  • Injections

When these options fail, hip surgery is the next step. In a total hip replacement operation, the surgeon replaces the worn surfaces of the hip joint with an artificial hip joint. The worn head of the femur (thighbone) is replaced with a metal or ceramic ball mounted on a stem, and the stem is placed firmly into the canal of the thighbone at its upper end. The acetabulum (hip socket) is prepared and implanted with a metal cup and plastic or ceramic insert. The ball and insert glide together to replicate the hip joint. Our provider who performs hip replacements include Kaare Kolstad, Jr., MD.

Mako robotic arm-assisted surgery

The Mako robot, a state-of-the-art piece of technology at Columbus Community Hospital, has provided our surgeons with an excellent tool to allow for accurate placement and alignment of hip implants. When using Mako, surgeons can preserve healthy bone and soft tissue, resulting in less postoperative pain, quicker recovery and a shorter hospital stay than manual techniques. 

Surge joint replacement program

Surgeons at Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic partner with Columbus Community Hospital to provide the Surge program for joint replacement patients. The program starts with education before surgery. Each potential patient chooses a coach — usually a family member or loved one — who will be an active participant in their care before, during and after their surgery and hospital stay.

The patient and coach are required to attend a class three to four weeks before the surgery. During the class, they meet the Surge team and learn about the procedure, what to expect in the hospital and how to care for the patient after discharge.

Contact us

At Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, our surgeons focus on finding the best treatment plan for each individual patient. To make an appointment or learn more about hip treatment, call 402-562-4700.


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