Dr. Elvis Grandic is a board certified fellowship trained specialist in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement. With a focus on soft tissue preservation and rapid recovery, he provides the latest state of the art hip and knee reconstructive surgery in the region. These include total and resurfacing hip replacements, total and partial knee replacements, robotic hip and knee replacement, and complex revision of total joint procedures.

Dr. Grandic has advanced training in both hip and knee replacement and complex reconstructive revision surgery. He has been formally trained at the New England Baptist Hospital, part of the Harvard Care group in Boston, Massachusetts. There he completed the prestigious Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr.Grandic is helping develop and teach a new hybrid technique of minimally invasive total hip replacement, known as the superior approach or “SuperPATH”. This technique has potential advantages over other minimally invasive techniques, namely the anterior, lateral, and posterior. Using this technique, no muscles or tendons are damaged, the hip is never dislocated in surgery and the tools & implants are assembled inside of the body. This results in no post-operative limitations and many patients are able to be discharged from the hospital within 48 hours. Additionally, unlike most other minimally invasive techniques, the SuperPATH approach is an adjustable approach, allowing for appropriate surgical implantation regardless of most deformities.

Whether it's non-operative management, tissue-sparing joint replacement or complex revision surgery, Dr.Grandic's goal is to combine cutting-edge technology & techniques to provide patients the best orthopaedic care possible. He aims to meet patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle.


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A total hip replacement is one of the most successful operations that orthopedic surgeons perform.  A hip replacement is an elective surgery, which means patients decide if and when to have their hip replaced. As a physician, I never tell patients they have to have a hip replacement surgery, but many times surgery may offer the only possibility for pain relief. Although the surgery is elective, it is covered by most insurance companies; however, depending on your policy you maybe required to make a small co-payment. My philosophy is to give my patients as much information as they need to make informed decisions regarding their health and hip pain and then treat their hip pain according to their wishes.


A hip joint is basically a ball and socket joint.  A hip replacement involves removing the ball (femoral head) and replacing it with a metal prosthetic ball. The femoral prosthesis is inserted into the hollow part of the femoral shaft. The socket of the pelvis is machined into a hemisphere and a metal hemisphere is inserted into the socket. The new metal ball and new metal socket form the new hip joint and allow the same and often times more motion than the native hip joint. The femoral and acetabular prosthesis are attached to your bones by creating a space in the bone that is slightly smaller than the metal prosthesis and then pressing the metal prosthesis into this tight space. Occasionally, the metal prosthesis is attached to the bone with bone cement. The parts are made of stainless steel, titanium, ceramic and/or polyethylene. I typically make an incision about 3-4 inches long for a hip replacement.


The purpose of this web page is to educate patients about the major aspects of hip replacement surgery. Many studies have shown that an informed patient will have less surprises and more satisfaction with their surgery. I do not intend to scare people away from getting their hip pain treated. Although the following information is a reasonable overview of what I consider the major aspects of hip surgery, it is not a substitute for a clinical consultation where I can directly answer your questions. If you would like more information, please schedule an appointment to see me.

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