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Anterior Hip Replacement

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.

Contact Orthopaedics Associates of Wisconsin to schedule a consultation today.
 

Additional Resources

Learn more about Anterior Hip Replacement

 Road to Recovery Booklet

Anterior Hip Replacement Post Operative Exercises
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 View Educational Animation on Anterior Hip Replacement

 View Educational Animation on Total Hip Replacement


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