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At CMC’s Joint Replacement Center, your hip is in good hands. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals use state-of-the-art joint replacement technology to offer patients several surgical options.  There are many reasons we are #1 in the state for Orthopedic Care and a Top 100 hospital in the nation for Joint Replacement and Major Orthopedic Surgery.


When is Hip Replacement Needed?

Your hips endure a lot of stress and “wear and tear” throughout your life. Often, this may result in a condition called osteoarthritis, where the cartilage that cushions your hip joint gradually starts to deteriorate. 

The resulting pain can not only keep you from the activities you love but can also make it difficult to even walk or function in day-to-day life. For some, it may be difficult to put shoes and socks on.

Hip replacements may be needed if your pain:

  • Severely limits your everyday activities
  • Continues even while you’re at rest
  • Inhibits your ability to move or lift your legs
  • Isn’t controlled with physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medication

A hip replacement may also be necessary if you have broken or injured your hip. Those who have severe arthritis may also need to have surgery. 

Childhood hip diseases—even if these were corrected during childhood—can prompt the need for a hip replacement.

What Happens During Hip Replacement Surgery?

Your hip is a “ball and socket” joint. This means that the “ball” or head of your femur (thighbone) rests within the “socket” of your pelvis.

When your hip is damaged, whether due to osteoarthritis or a trauma or fracture, a hip replacement may be necessary During the procedure, the “ball and socket” joints are replaced with metal and plastic components. 

Hip Replacement Procedures Offered at CMC

Total Hip Replacement surgery has been termed the “operation of the century” because of the consistent ability to provide pain relief and improve the quality of life of millions of patients around the world. 

When your hip is injured, or a disease such as arthritis develops, the surface cartilage of your hip joint deteriorates. Without this cartilage, the bony surfaces of your joint come into contact, causing pain and difficulty walking. During your total hip replacement surgery, the orthopedic surgeon replaces the ball and socket of your hip with metal and plastic components.

Our orthopedic surgeons in Horry County work with you to determine the most appropriate course of treatment and which procedure would be best to help your individual situation. The procedures we offer include:

Relief from Chronic Hip Pain Is Available at Conway Medical Center

Joint pain is not an inevitable part of aging.  Through the decades, Conway Medical Center has become the leader in providing hip replacements in the Horry County and Myrtle Beach areas.  We skillfully combine compassionate care and the latest state-of-the-art equipment with board-certified surgeons.

Are you tired of living with constant hip pain? Contact us today to discover more information about why we’re the leader in hip replacement surgery in Horry County and the Myrtle Beach area. 

Christian Eccles MD orthopedic surgeon near me

Dr. Christian Eccles

Fellowship trained in Hip and Knee orthopaedic surgery at Indiana University Health

Dr. Christian J. Eccles completed his undergraduate education at Weber State University in his hometown of Ogden, Utah.  He graduated summa cum laude and was able to dissect cadavers and teach other students anatomy in the lab for two years.  He went on to earn his medical degree from Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed a 5-year Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.  Dr. Eccles specializes in hip and knee replacements, including complex primary and revision joint replacements. 

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