The anterior approach for total hip replacement is a minimally-invasive procedure to replace damaged bone and cartilage of the hip socket using a small incision on the front of the hip instead of the side or back. Unlike the traditional approach for total hip replacement, the anterior approach does not involve detaching the muscles from the hip bone. As less muscles are disrupted, patients receive the benefit of an enhanced, early recovery after surgery compared to traditional hip replacement and a greatly reduced chance of dislocation. Surgeons are able to place the hip prosthetic and establish leg lengths accurately, resulting in very little limp and a more natural range of movement.
At Arthritis & Total Joint Replacements, our physicians are world-renowned anterior hip replacement surgeons. Most patients are candidates for this procedure.
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