Hip arthritis is a disease that involves the degeneration and loss of the cartilage surface leading to bone-on-bone contact between the femoral head and acetabulum. The treatment for hip arthritis is a Total Hip Replacement. This is a surgery in which the patient’s hip joint is replaced with an artificial hip prosthesis.
AREAS OF CARE
TANIA FERGUSON, MD, MAS
Tania A. Ferguson, M.D. MAS, is one of the nation’s premier orthopaedic surgeons in the field of hip and pelvic reconstruction.
Dr. Ferguson is a master surgeon focused exclusively on surgeries of the hip and pelvis. She has published more than 30 scholarly articles and studies, book chapters and on-line lectures to advance the practice of hip and pelvis surgery. She is a founding member of the Anterior Hip Foundation, a Trustee of the AO Foundation, and travels the globe as a renown educator on hip surgery.
Dr. Ferguson is internationally recognized for her pioneering work with the Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty (aTHA), a superior technique of hip replacement in which no muscles are detached from the hip and pelvis allowing unrestricted return to activities. She is passionate about preserving the native hip when possible. Dr. Ferguson is considered one of the nation’s most advanced and gifted surgeons for her work in the following hip preservation surgeries:
Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO) to treat Hip Dysplasia
Bioregenerative surgery to treat Avascular Necrosis (AVN)
Surgery to treat fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum
Surgery to repair injured muscles (the abductors or gluteus muscles)
Dr. Ferguson has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement (aTHA) in the United States. She has used this revolutionary method as her sole approach for elective hip replacement surgery since 2004. Dr. Ferguson’s advanced surgical skills and peri-operative pathways allow her patients the benefit of an OPIOID-FREE hip replacement recovery. The majority of her patients also take advantage of her “Outpatient Surgery” (same-day-discharge) hip replacement program. Her patients return to unlimited activities and active lifestyles rapidly after this tissue sparing technique for hip replacement surgery.