Hip and Knee

Too hip for surgery? At any age, replacement surgery is a viable option for pain

Thanks to surgical techniques and advancements in technology, today’s hip replacement patients are younger, active and choosing to live pain-free. According to John (Jack) R.Manfredi, MD, adult reconstructive surgeon with Athens Orthopedic Clinic (AOC),if hip pain is impacting your quality of life —regardless of your age — it’s time to seek a specialist to evaluate, diagnose and develop a customized treatment plan.

Direct anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional total hip replacement and is most often performed as a same-day procedure at outpatient surgery centers such AOC. Improvements in technology have also extended the longevity of joint replacements, further changing the “wait-and-see”mindset of when to have hip replacement.

When considering hip replacement, it is important to find a specialized surgeon with a proven track record. Dr. Manfredi is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon performing approximately 1,000 total joint surgeries and 400 anterior hip replacements a year. Patients from all over the Southeast and as far away as Arizona and Maine have come to Athens Orthopedic Clinic for Dr. Manfredi’s expertise. 

AOC’s clinics, imaging centers, outpatient surgery centers, physical and occupational therapy centers, and walk-in orthopedic urgent care facilities are located throughoutNortheast Georgia and are staffed by a team of 20 fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and orthopedic specialists. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist, call (706) 549-1663 or visit