Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

Direct anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive surgical technique. This approach involves a 5 to 6 inch incision on the front of the hip that allows the joint to be replaced by moving muscles aside along their natural tissue planes, without detaching any tendons. This approach often results in quicker recovery, less pain, and more normal function after hip replacement. Because the tendons aren’t detached from the hip during direct anterior hip replacement, hip precautions are typically not necessary. This allows patients to return to normal daily activities shortly after surgery with a reduced risk of dislocation.

In total, the benefits can include:

  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities

  • Return to driving, usually within two weeks

  • Usually, a return to the comforts of the patient's own home versus a Rehabilitation Center

  • Less pain

  • Shorter hospital stay

  • Much less muscle and tendon disturbance due to no cutting

  • The replacement can last as long or longer than traditional hip


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