Over time, wear and tear on your hip can take its toll. Hip pain can be the result of injury, but most often, it’s the result of aging. Without early detection, more serious conditions can occur. You may experience pain, stiff and tender joints, and difficulty walking.

However, there’s relief with procedures such as total hip replacement or anterior hip replacement, as well as rehabilitation.

Potential Benefits of Hip Replacement

  • Pain Relief
  • Improved mobility
  • More freedom to pursue everyday activities, such as walking and climbing stair

All total hip replacements have the same goal: remove the portions of damaged hip joint and replace them with an implant. The implant used is made up of several different components. The individual components are available in many different sizes and materials so that your surgeon can decide which options will be the best fit for your individual needs.

The surgical approach (sometimes called the surgical technique) is the way the surgeon makes their incision so that they can operate on the bones that make up the joint. Most surgeons use what is called a traditional approach, but more are starting to use the Anterior Approach. The main difference is that unlike a traditional approach where the muscles are cut, the Anterior Approach allows the surgeon to work around the muscles keeping them intact. By keeping the muscles intact, the Anterior Approach may allow for less pain, faster recovery, quicker stability and fewer post operative restrictions.

What is the Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement?