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Hip Anterior Approach for Total Replacement

The anterior approach is a minimally invasive surgery option for hip replacement that allows exposure from the front of the hip joint as opposed to the side or back. In the anterior approach, the hip is replaced through a natural interval between muscles. The important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles, are left undisturbed.

The Anterior Approach to Relieving Hip Joint Pain

The anterior approach also accounts for immediate stability of the hip and lower risk of dislocation. It is normal for patients undergoing posterior incisions to follow strict precautions that limit hip motion for the first two months after surgery. Most importantly, they are instructed to limit hip flexion to no more than 60 degrees. These limitations complicate a patient's simple daily activities, such as sitting in a chair or getting into a car.

To learn more about this procedure, call 678-312-5000.