What is a Total Hip Replacement with an Anterior Approach?

Like a traditional hip replacement surgery, the purpose of a total hip replacement with an anterior approach procedure is to restore the damaged hip joint of a patient who has experienced arthritis, injury, hip disease, degeneration or another serious ailment. Aging and illness can harm the cartilage and bone of the hip joint, causing severe pain and hindering men and women from participating in the activities they enjoy. When conservative treatments fail to provide adequate relief, hip replacement surgery may become an option.

Hip replacement surgery with an anterior approach differs from standard hip replacement surgery by implementing one small incision on the front of the hip instead of the back or the side. By using an anterior approach, surgeons strive to spare surrounding tissues by working between muscles without the need to separate them from the thighbones or hip.

Anterior approaches have been linked to shorter recovery times and reduced trauma to the muscles and tendons surrounding the hip joint. Additionally, total hip replacements with an anterior approach sometimes can be a minimally invasive option for patients who would not otherwise be a candidate for surgery because of their weight.

Our Treatment Approach

At OrthoCARE Institute, our highly sought-after orthopedic specialists are committed to providing personalized, patient-centric care that exceeds your expectations. Your comfort and well-being are of the utmost importance to us as we help you find a solution to your joint-related complications.

When you visit OrthoCARE Institute, one of our orthopedic experts will conduct a careful examination of your physical state, unique symptoms and family history. Then, we will create a customized treatment plan to meet your individual goals and specifications. Generally, we recommend conservative treatments before considering surgery as an option. For some patients, however, surgical intervention may become an absolute necessity.

If you become a confirmed candidate for a hip replacement procedure, our doctors will work with you to determine which type of surgery may be the best fit for you. From diagnosis to post-operative recovery, we are dedicated to providing the most compassionate and least invasive treatment possible that allows for optimal healing.

To learn more about total hip replacement with anterior approach options or OrthoCARE Institute, please call us directly at 972-255-5588 or fill out the form on our Contact Us page. We look forward to helping you live pain-free!

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