Anterior Hip Replacement
Total joint replacement surgery is one of the most advanced successful procedures in patients dealing with severe hip and knee pain. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and restore the normal functioning of the joint and help patient resume normal activities.
Over the past few years, there have been great advances in the treatment options, implants, and minimally invasive techniques, such as the “mini-posterior” technique. Another advancement in joint replacement surgery, the direct anterior hip replacement has resulted in a dramatic improvement in outcomes when compared to traditional techniques.
What is direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery?
Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is a minimally invasive hip surgery technique to replace the hip joint without cutting through any major muscles or tendons. Like the “mini-posterior” approach, the direct anterior hip replacement offers many benefits compared to traditional hip replacement surgery.
Advantages of anterior hip replacements include:
- Less postoperative pain
- Minimal soft-tissue trauma
- Smaller incision
- Less scarring
- Minimal blood loss
- Shorter operative time
- Quicker recovery
- Early mobilization
- Less postoperative restrictions
- Quicker return to normal activities
- Short hospital stays