Our orthopedic surgeons Dr. Watt, Dr. Peterson, and Dr. Downer, now perform total hip replacement and other hip surgeries through a smaller, less-invasive approach. The purpose of the anterior approach is to perform a total hip replacement with less disruption of the surrounding soft-tissues and muscles. When the doctor performs this procedure through smaller incisions, there is less pain and a faster recovery because there is less soft-tissue and muscle dissection.
Anterior hip surgery is not a new idea; in fact, many surgeons have chosen this approach since the 1980s. However, what is new about the anterior hip replacement procedure is the surgeons are using smaller incisions and more specialized instruments to make the surgery less traumatic to the patient. … read more