Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery is available at Clearpoint Surgical Centre Toronto and at Canadian Surgery Solutions in Calgary for those suffering from osteoarthritis of the hip.

If you need a hip replacement, there’s no reason to live in pain. We offer private hip replacement surgery in Ontario and Alberta, Canada, for people from Toronto, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; throughout Canada; and international patients. Our orthopedic surgeons are available to perform hip replacement surgery right away so that you don’t have to wait to get the treatment you need. Our surgeons offer the Direct Anterior (DA) approach which involves operating from the front of the hip to reach the hip joint. The DA technique allows surgeons to access the hip between the muscles, which results in a less invasive procedure, quicker recovery, and less post-op pain compared to traditional hip replacement methods.

Get Direct Anterior (DA) Hip Replacement surgery with Clearpoint Health Network

The orthopedic surgeons at our private medical clinics in Toronto and Calgary have years of experience performing DA hip replacement surgery. We are committed to helping you regain full motion in your hip so that you can go back to your daily activities. We work with you to prepare for your hip surgery and your return home.

We utilize the latest technology available for hip replacement in Canada, Intellijoint HIP. Intellijoint HIP is a surgeon-controlled, navigation tool for hip replacement. It provides real-time, intraoperative measurements for fast, easy, and accurate implant alignment for cup position, leg length, and offset.

This treatment requires an overnight stay at our Toronto surgical centre or Canadian Surgery Solutions in Calgary, our accredited private hospitals that specialize in orthopedic surgery. After your hip replacement surgery, our team of nurses from Specialty Nursing and Physiotherapy will care for you and prep you for discharge to return home. Our patient-centered protocols provide each individual with the tools they need to successfully recover. The expert healthcare staff and surgeons at our Toronto and Calgary facilities will help you get the surgery you need so you can get back to living a healthy, active life.

#103B – 20 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J4
#300 - 1402 8th Ave. NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B9

Cutting Edge Technology

The HANA® Table

At our Toronto orthopedic surgery centre, we use the HANA® Table, a specially designed surgical table that allows for manipulation of the hip during the procedure. The HANA® table allows our surgeons to perform DA hip replacement surgery safely and more effectively than the traditional approach.

Intellijoint’s 3D Mini-Optical Navigation System

Clearpoint Health Network’s Toronto orthopedic surgical centre also uses Intellijoint’s 3D mini-optical navigation system during the surgery. This tool enables our surgeons ensure proper positioning and equalization of leg length during total hip arthroplasty surgery, allowing for better outcomes and quicker recovery.

What does DA Hip Replacement Surgery treat?

If you have been told you need a hip replacement due to worn or damaged hip joints, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis, you are a good candidate for private DA hip replacement surgery at Clearpoint Health Network’s Toronto Surgical Centre. If you are under age 60 and very active or have a physically demanding occupation, you might be a candidate for the bone-preserving hip resurfacing  procedure at Canadian Surgery Solutions in Calgary.

Preparing for and Recovery After DA Hip Replacement Surgery

We work with you pre- and post-op to ensure you have the right local supports in place. Most patients arrive in Toronto or Calgary the day before surgery and return home two to three days after surgery. You will stay overnight in the hospital after surgery.

It is important to remember that Direct Anterior hip replacement is major surgery.

Our team of doctors and nurses will work with you to ensure you have a safe and quick recovery, but setbacks and complications can happen and there is typically post-operative pain and swelling. Everyone reacts differently to surgery and anaesthetic, but in our experience, the DA total hip replacement approach allows for faster rehabilitation to get you back to your normal activities as quickly as possible.

How Soon Can You Go Back to Work After DA Hip Replacement Surgery?

This varies a lot based on what you do, and any accommodations that can be made (ability to sit/stand when required) for you at work and at home. Most importantly, it depends on you – your expectations, drive, and recovery are all variable. Most “desk” type jobs can be resumed around 1 month post-op, sooner in some cases. Most physical jobs will need a longer recovery, typically 3-4 months.


What is this procedure for and how will it alleviate my symptoms?
Most patients who are suitable for a Total Hip Replacement have been told they have worn or damaged hip joints, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Pain is the most common complaint and patients find immediately following surgery this “bone pain” is gone.   We utilize the Direct Anterior Approach which is less invasive and offers a quicker initial recovery and resumption of daily activities.

What happens during surgery?
Our surgeons use Zimmer Biomet implants.  With pre-surgical x-rays they are able to size your joint and provide you with the components that best replicate your hip.  We utilize the latest intraoperative surgical navigation technology.  Intellijoint HIP is a surgeon-controlled tool which provides real time, intraoperative measurements for fast, easy and accurate implant alignment for cup position, leg length and offset.

How do I qualify for this procedure?
All patients are requested to complete a Pre-Surgical Patient Questionnaire to provide us with your basic medical history.  We also require your most recent x-rays and should these confirm you are a suitable patient for the procedure and our facility we will request a History and Physical along with bloodwork and ECG from your family doctor.

What is the average process like and how long will it take for me to return to my normal activities?
Upon receipt of the patient’s medical documentation, booking the surgeon consultation can be arranged within 1 week, and surgery scheduled within 2 to 4 weeks. Recovery time varies by patient but you will be up and walking the day of your surgery and most patients are typically back to their daily activities within 2 to 4 months and specialty sports or lifestyle within 6 months.

How should I prepare for my surgery?

In preparation of your surgery you will be encouraged to keep moving as much as possible. Pre-Hab physio is sometimes helpful in this regard. Our patient coordinator will provide you with a Patient Information Booklet outlining pre-surgical exercises for you to undertake to prepare you for the best possible outcome following your surgery.

Next Steps: Book Your Consultation Today

If you are ready to discuss your DA hip replacement surgery needs with our orthopedic surgeons in Toronto or Calgary, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. You have options for private healthcare and private hip surgery in Canada. Clearpoint Health Network is a network of private medical clinics across Canada, with centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Calgary.

Please note that our healthcare team will require your x-ray images and/or MRI, along with some basic medical history in order to appropriately prepare for your consultationand you will be required to travel out of province for surgery. Consultation can take place via telephone or video conference.