Anterior Approach Surgery
Potential For Less pain. Faster recovery. Improved mobility.1-3
The Anterior Approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery that provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure. The technique allows the surgeon to work between your muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thighbones - sparing the tissue from trauma.
Keeping the muscles intact may also help to prevent dislocations. With the Anterior Approach, the surgeon uses one small incision on the front (anterior) of your hip as opposed to the side or back. Since the incision is in front, you’ll avoid the pain of sitting on the incision site.
Watch the videos below to learn about patients' real-life experiences with the Anterior Approach surgery, and how it impacted their lives. Find out what led them to surgery, hear about their recovery, and learn how they got back to doing the things they love.
Now that you've heard from real-life patients about their experiences with the Anterior Approach, read more below about the benefits and risks of this procedure and how it differs from other techniques.
Anterior Approach Incision
The Anterior Approach procedure for total hip replacement has been gaining popularity recently due to its potential benefits:
The Anterior Approach differs in multiple ways from other surgery techniques:
Every surgical approach has risks and benefits. The performance of a hip replacement depends on your age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks, and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if hip replacement is right for you.
Learn more by reading these stories from patients who underwent hip replacement surgery using the Anterior Approach.
Your doctor will tell you what restrictions you will have after surgery, and every surgeon has his or her own set of precautions for you to follow.