At Covington Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, we will help you determine whether you are a candidate for total hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which diseased parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with artificial new parts.
Hip Joint Problems
The hip joint can become arthritic due to osteoarthritis (“wear and tear” arthritis), hip dysplasia, rheumatoid arthritis, injury (posttraumatic arthritis) and avascular necrosis. In hip replacement surgery, the goal is to improve the patient’s mobility by relieving pain and increasing the hip joint’s function. Before considering a total hip replacement, your doctor may try other treatment options, such as medication, walking aids or other non-surgical methods such as physical therapy.
About Hip Replacement
In the past, hip replacement was primarily an option for people over the age of 60. However, in recent years, younger, more active patients have also found success with hip replacement. Generally, a person’s overall health and activity level are better indicators for hip replacement surgery candidacy than the patient’s age. If you are a younger, more active patient, you may also be a candidate for hip resurfacing, an alternative to traditional total hip replacement which involves the removal of less bone. Our orthopedic surgeons will discuss the pros and cons of each procedure with you, and help you determine which option is best for you.


Covington Ortho has the happiest patients in the Greater New Orleans North Shore Market

The staff were absolute angels. They were very friendly and informative. I definitely recommend that anyone needing care to go to the first, you’ll be glad you did. They are really concerned about getting you better.

Mark Flaugher

7 months ago

Dr Bonvillain and his staff did an amazing job leading up to and after my surgical procedure. Dr Bonvillain did not hesitate to take on my complex foot and ankle case and the results exceeded my expectations as I am now pain free. If you have foot and ankle problems, the choice is easy. Go see the only board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon on the Northshore, Dr. Bonvillain!

Jeremy James

A year ago

Just have to say how pleased I am with Dr. Darr and all the staff. In September, after years of putting it off, I had total knee replacement. It went very well and so well in fact that I decided to get the other knee replaced in December. This procedure actually came out even better than the first.

My physical therapist says that I am a poster child for knee replacement. I owe it all to the skill of Dr. Darr and his caring staff. I highly recommend him.

Frank Good

10 months ago

I have received care from Covington Orthopedic for over ten years and have never failed to be impressed by the smooth running of the office and the care received from the medical staff. My provider, Dr. Reiss Plauche, and his nurse, Michelle, are a dream team. Dr Plauche is very personable and so easy to talk to. He takes his time with you and does an excellent job of explaining what is causing your problem and the options to treat it. He surgically repaired a torn meniscus in my knee in August 2019 and had me up and running in time to take a two week vacation at the end of September. Michelle went out of her way to get me scheduled for physical therapy to make sure I was in shape to enjoy that vacation. They are the absolute best of the best and so obviously care deeply about their patients.

Lauren Michaud

5 months ago

I love the Dr’s and staff at Covington Orthopedic. Your always greeted with a warm comforting welcome and a smile. The nurses treat you with compassion and kindness. The X-ray tech is always patient when your hurting and having difficulty holding a position. Finally I love Dr. Rolling. Not only does he treat you for your physical movements, but he always encourages a better healthy lifestyle, such as exercise and eating habits. He cares about your overall health. I am confident that my quality of life is much better because of the Dr’s and staff at Covington Orthopedic Clinic !!

Joe Jarrell

6 months ago