Precautions in Traditional vs. Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement.

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In traditional hip replacement surgery the following precautions are recommended:

  • Do not cross legs.
  • Do not turn feet excessively inward or outward.
  • Do not bend hip more than a right angle.


In direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery the following are possible:

  • May potentially avoid restrictions associated with traditional hip replacement surgery.
  • Under doctor’s supervision the patient may be immediately allowed to move their hips.


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