Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
WHAT IS DIRECT ANTERIOR HIP REPLACEMENT?
Direct anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive surgical technique that can make the early recovery after surgery even better. With anterior hip replacement, the surgeon makes a small incision near the front of the hip to allow for removal of damaged bone and cartilage, and implantation of an artificial hip without damaging surrounding muscle and tendons. Patients leave the hospital sooner than they would with some other approaches.
Benefits of Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
Research suggests people who have anterior hip replacements stop using walkers, canes, and other assistive devices 5 to 7 days sooner than traditional hip surgery patients.
The anterior approach avoids cutting major muscles. There are fewer muscles at the front of the hip, and the surgeon works between them, rather than cutting through muscle fibers or detaching muscles from bones (and then having to make repairs at the end of the surgery).
Because the surgery does not require cutting major muscles, patients typically experience less pain after surgery and require less pain medication.
Jennifra, local yoga studio owner, had direct anterior hip replacement surgery with
Dr. Marcelo Siqueira and is now back to living pain free!