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Orthopedics Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

When debilitating pain and stiffness in your hip limit your daily activities, you may Orthopedics Anterior Hip Replacement Surgeryneed a total hip replacement.

The development of total hip replacement began over 40 years ago.

In 2007 more than 270,00 people in the United States underwent traditional hip replacement surgery to relieve pain and stiffness and restore mobility.

Today, there are many options in hip replacement surgery.

Hip Pain

The most frequent cause of discomfort and chronic hip pain is arthritis. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. In fact, it's estimated that 1 in 5 people in the United States has some form of arthritis. Two-thirds of the people who have been diagnosed with arthritis are under the age of 65.

When medication, physical therapy and other conservative methods of treatment no longer relieve pain, total hip replacement may be recommended. Total hip replacement helps relieve pain and allows patients to perform some activities that may have been limited due to hip pain.

The Anterior Approach

The Anterior Approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery that provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure.

The technique allows the surgeon to work between your muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thighbones - sparing the tissue from trauma. Keeping the muscles intact may also help to prevent dislocations.

With the Anterior Approach, the surgeon uses one small incision on the front (anterior) of your hip as opposed to the side or back. Since the incision is in front, you'll avoid the pain of sitting on the incision site.

The Anterior Approach differs in multiple ways from other surgery techniques:

  • The hip is exposed in a way that does not detach muscles or tendons from the bone
  • A high-tech operating table is often used to help improve access
  • Intraoperative x-ray or computer navigation is typically used to confirm implant position and leg length
  • Larger, heavier patients-may be candidates for minimally invasive hip surgery with this technique
    • The Anterior Approach enters the body closer to the hip joint, with far less tissue between the skin and the bones of the hip, so more patients may be candidates

Every surgical approach has risks and benefits. The performance of a hip replacement depends on your age, weight, activity level and other factors. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if hip replacement is right for you.

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Dr. Timothy Schultz answers questions on hip replacement surgery.

  • Is there a cure for hip pain?
  • How do I Know if I need hip replacement?
  • If I get a hip replaced and I do everything I could do before the surgery?
  • What are the alternative to hip replacement?
  • How long is recovery these days from hip replacement?
  • How long does hip replacement last?
  • I've heard of cemented vs. un-cemented implants-what does that mean?
  • What is hip resurfacing?

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Dr. Matthew Bong talks with the hosts of the Morning Blend about traditional hip replacement surgeries and Anterior hip replacement surgeries.


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