In addition to performing traditional orthopedic procedures, our orthopedic specialists use minimally invasive techniques, which often allow for better precision, with less incision. That includes the direct anterior approach to hip replacement surgery, which can be a less invasive alternative to traditional solutions.
During the direct anterior approach, the surgeon reaches the hip joint from the front, as opposed to the lateral (side) or posterior (back). This way, the hip can be replaced without disturbing surrounding muscles - instead, simply working between them.
Immediately following surgery, patients can often bend their hip freely and bear full weight when comfortable, resulting in a more rapid return to normal function. Other potential benefits include:
- Reduced pain
- Reduced tissue healing required
- Reduced risk of dislocation and other complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker return to the life you love