Anterior Hip Replacement
When nonsurgical options fail, hip replacement surgery is an effective option for relieving pain and stiffness and restoring hip mobility. Hip replacements have improved over the years, and many people are candidates for minimally invasive techniques, including the anterior hip replacement approach.
Anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure for replacing the hip joint that involves a small incision on the front of the hip, as opposed to an incision made on the back or side. Hip replacement can address hip pain and stiffness for people with arthritis or other forms of hip joint damage. In the procedure, an orthopaedic surgeon replaces both ends or one end of the damaged hip joint with artificial parts.
Anterior hip replacement is an alternative approach that uses a special operating table to facilitate certain positions so the surgeon can replace the hip from the side. It’s sometimes called a muscle sparing surgery because no muscles are cut to access the hip joint. Potential benefits of anterior hip replacement may include: