Anterior hip replacement is a surgery that has been performed for twenty years. Currently, Dr. Phil Downer and Dr. Charles Peterson are two of only a few orthopedic surgeon performing this technique in the Seattle area. This technique allows the orthopedic specialist to provide you with the same procedure as the standard hip replacement but with less disruption to the surrounding soft tissues and muscle tissues.
The surgery is performed through a smaller incision and there is less tissue dissection and this allows you to get back on your feet sooner and allows unrestricted motion of the hip immediately after surgery. This guide informs you of what to expect during the hip evaluation, what to be aware of before the surgery, and what you should know about after the procedure.« Back to Glossary Index