Benefits of Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery

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Potential Benefits of Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery

  • Decreased hospital stay and quicker mobilization.
  • Quicker rehabilitation.
  • Smaller incision and reduced muscle disruption resulting in a shorter recovery time.
  • Reduced risk of dislocation.
  • Potentially less blood loss and reduced pain post operatively.

 

Disadvantages and Risks of Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery

  • Requires specialized retractors and tools.
  • Slightly increased risk of femur and ankle fractures.
  • Risk of numb, tingling or burning sensation on front of thigh due to nerve injury.

 

Relative Contraindications to Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery

  • Patients with implants or metal hardware from prior surgery.
  • Very heavy or obese patients.
  • Very muscular male patients (may require a longer incision).

 

 

Call 918-514-3009 for a personal consultation to see if you are a candidate for this surgery.

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