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Hip damage is most often caused by degradation of the cartilage that provides cushioning between the end of the thigh bone (head of the femur) and the hip socket (acetabulum). Common causes include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, bone irregularities and osteonecrosis (bone decay).  There are several surgical and non-surgical treatment options.  If joint replacement surgery is needed, this involves the removal of the damaged parts of the hip and insertion of an artificial joint. The new joint restores pain-free movement, which increases the patient’s mobility and quality of life. Learn More

OPA is a leading provider of hip replacements and revisions — and we pride ourselves on restoring arthritic patients to pain-free function that allows them to lead more active, fulfilling lives. 

OPA now offers Anterior Supine Intermuscular (ASI) hip replacements. This technique gives patients the advantages of less pain, quicker recovery and minimal if any restrictions after surgery. Learn More

Our team includes two of Alaska’s hip replacement experts. Dr. Kavanaugh is fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in primary and revision hip replacement. R.J. Hall, M.D. is also a well-known, board-certified hip surgeonOPA is also proud to have a hip impingement specialist on board. Dr. Schweiger is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon who offers arthroscopic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and other treatment options. Learn More

Hip & Leg Care Providers:

 Robert J. Hall, M.D.     

 Timothy Kavanaugh, M.D.      

 Mark E. Flanum, M.D.      

Gregory P. Schweiger, M.D.

 Jeffery S. Moore, M.D.  Elisha T. Powell, M.D.
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