Discover Anterior Hip Replacement, an innovative procedure offering faster recovery through a small front incision. Our Joint Replacement experts help patients regain an active lifestyle by treating osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis.
Anterior hip replacement is a unique type of total hip replacement procedure. The distinguishing procedure feature is the approach—a small, anterior (front) incision rather than a larger lateral (side) one is made. This minimizes surgical trauma and post-procedure pain and allows patients to recover in a shorter time frame.
Our Joint Replacement experts have helped thousands of patients return to an active lifestyle using this innovative procedure.
After a board-certified anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia and pain medications, the procedure is performed as follows:
The patient is brought to a comfortable private hospital room after they are awake and alert.
Physical therapy is started on the day of surgery and continues throughout the recovery with a physical therapist.
Anterior hip replacement Anterior hip replacement may be recommended to treat:
Symptoms that can be easily improved include:
Patients who experience symptoms are encouraged to make an appointment as soon as possible to see if they are an anterior hip replacement candidate or can benefit from other treatment options.