Anterior Hip Replacement

An anterior hip replacement is a less invasive alternative to normal total hip replacement surgery. It allows the surgeon to use smaller incisions and to work between the hip muscles instead of cutting them.

This procedure involves smoothing out the hip socket and removing the joint’s cartilage and any debris, such as bone damage. The surgeon uses implants to create a new hip joint that will move smoothly.

The anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive surgical technique. Advantages include:
  • Less pain 
  • Shorter hospital stay 
  • Quicker recovery and rehabilitation 
  • More joint stability 
  • Reduced chance of hip dislocation after replacement surgery 

Most patients who undergo anterior hip replacement are able to bear full weight soon after surgery and return quickly to daily activities.

Technologies for Anterior Hip Replacement

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What to Expect for Anterior Hip Replacement

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Side Effects and Risk Factors for Anterior Hip Replacement

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Education and Resources for Anterior Hip Replacement

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