Anterior Hip Replacement
If you need a hip replacement, Parkview Ortho Hospital offers muscle-sparing anterior hip replacement surgery. As an alternative to traditional hip replacements, this procedure offers the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility after the healing process.
Why is anterior hip replacement better than other procedures?
Anterior hip replacement is more than just a shorter incision; it also focuses on the way our surgeons access the hip joint. This technique minimizes muscle and tendon damage, resulting in shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries.
How does the procedure work?
During anterior hip replacement surgery, your surgeon will make one or two small incisions at the front (anterior) of the hip. This allows direct access to the hip joint. A traditional approach would require incisions on the side or back of the hip and involve cutting the muscles and/or tendons that surround the hip.
Replacement is then done by going between the muscles that surround the hip joint without detaching them from the bone. This greatly reduces the trauma to those muscles, helps prevent dislocations by keeping the muscles intact and avoids the pain of sitting on the incision site.
A specially designed surgical table enables unique positioning of the femur and pelvis while minimizing muscle trauma. The table also allows the operative leg to be moved during surgery, giving your surgeon better access when positioning the implant.
What are the benefits of anterior hip replacement?
The procedure is designed to reduce trauma to the tissue surrounding the hip joint. While recovery varies from patient to patient, this approach may result in:
- Accelerated recovery time
- Fewer restrictions during recovery, including the bending of the hip and weight bearing
- Reduced scarring
- Faster implant stability
- Reduced chance of dislocation
- Less postoperative pain
- Faster return to daily activities
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