Older man talking with an orthopedic doctor about getting joint replacement at an Ascension site of care.

Outpatient hip replacement in Baltimore

At Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital, orthopedic surgeons perform outpatient hip replacement surgery, also called rapid-recovery hip replacement.
If hip pain from arthritis or an injury is making the simplest tasks, like walking, seem difficult, the Ascension Saint Agnes Orthopedic Surgery care team is here for you. We can connect you with a hip specialist in the greater Baltimore area. We listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we create a personalized care plan that’s right for you. Treatment options may include:
  • Arthroscopy joint procedures
  • Anterior hip replacement
  • Hip IT band bursitis and joint injection
  • Hip labral tear repair
  • Hip revision surgery
  • Posterior total hip replacement

Joint Replacement Program recognized for high-quality care

Cigna recognizes Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital as a 2021 Joint Replacement Center of Excellence. Our hospital is also listed as a HealthGrades 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedics.

Having hip replacement surgery doesn’t have to mean having to spend days in the hospital. Ascension Saint Agnes Orthopedic Surgery offers outpatient total hip replacement. Doctors and orthopedic care teams work together to deliver high-quality care before, during and after surgery.

During your pre-operative evaluation, your doctor will explain if you are a candidate for outpatient surgery. Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital has orthopedic surgery suites and an outpatient surgery recovery team that prepares you for home care. We’re here to support you during your recovery. If you need inpatient care, we have an orthopedic inpatient unit with skilled nursing and specialized rehabilitation services.

Supporting your hip replacement recovery

Our orthopedic care team explains what to expect during surgery and throughout your recovery:

  • How to use a walker or crutches
  • Managing pain, swelling and joint stiffness
  • Nutrition before and after surgery
  • Rehabilitation services with physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • Wound healing instructions

Hip replacement surgery options with Medicare coverage

If you have Medicare coverage, outpatient hip replacement surgery may be an option under certain conditions. In a majority of cases, joint replacement surgery and related treatments are covered under different parts of Medicare (Part A and B). First, you need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Ascension Saint Agnes focuses on the needs of older adults and provides treatment options for degenerative joint disease.

Orthopedic services, now closer to home

If you are looking for an orthopedic surgeon in the Greater Baltimore area or seeking a second opinion, we're here to help. We provide a range of orthopedic care - from non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and joint injections to minimally invasive arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement and spine surgery. At Ascension Saint Agnes, we can connect you with an orthopedic hip doctor that's right for you.


The ER care team at Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital provides rapid medical evaluations of orthopedic injuries, including bone fractures and muscle strains. From the ER, we can quickly connect you to an orthopedic specialist.

If you experience a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.