If hip pain is keeping you up at night and making it difficult for you to get up from chairs, stand, walk, or use stairs, a total hip replacement (THR) surgery may be a possible treatment option. The goal of a THR is to reduce hip pain and improve the motion in your hip.

Your surgeon will reshape the socket to fit the new cup implant that replaces your diseased socket. After the socket is reshaped, a new cup will be placed in the socket. The cup usually consists of a metal shell and a polyethylene or metal liner. 
Your surgeon then prepares your femur for the femoral stem, which will hold the new ball part of your hip joint. The head of your femur is removed and the bone is prepared for the new femoral stem. 
After your permanent hip stem is implanted, the ball that sits at the top of the femoral stem will be put into place. 
Once your surgeon is satisfied with the position and movement of your new hip joint, it will be flushed with cleansing fluid and closed.

Thomasville Orthopedic Center has been serving Thomas and the surrounding counties for more than 35 years. The team at Thomasville Orthopedic Center includes board certified orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, radiology technicians, and office personnel who are here to assist you with all of your musculoskeletal concerns.

Our Locations

Thomasville Orthopedic Center has three locations:

Bainbridge, Georgia
Cairo, Georgia
Thomasville, Georgia

Our physicians 

Our physicians are:

Frederick R Nusbickel, M.D.
Charles E Hancock, M.D.
Bradley N Walter, M.D.
Richard W Murphy, M.D.

The physicians at Thomasville Orthopedic Center have over 65 years of combined orthopedic experience.  The physicians here evaluate and treat all conditions of the musculoskeletal system including fractures, ligament injuries, arthritis, and spinal disorders.  Our goal is to provide experienced, up-to-the minute orthopedic treatment in a caring environment. 

Medical Services

Thomasville Orthopedic Center provides patients a full spectrum of orthopedic care including in-office diagnostics to orthopaedic surgery.  We have the best experts in the fields we provide services for.

Our services include:

Arthroscopic Surgery
Back and Neck Surgery
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Hand and Wrist Surgery
Total Joint Replacement
Hip and Knee Surgery
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Sports Medicine