Recent advances are enabling hip replacement to take place with much less disturbance of the muscle and soft tissues around the hip. Along with improvements in anaesthesia, and the implants and instruments used, this is leading to easier and more rapid recovery after hip replacement surgery.
The anterior approach to the hip is not new to orthopedic surgery. This approach has been performed for decades in orthopedics, but it has only recently been applied to hip replacement surgery in North America. This interest has occurred due to advancements in instruments and implants as well as the normal progression that occurs with surgery.« Back to Glossary Index