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Is Direct Anterior Approach Right for You?

Is Direct Anterior Approach Right for You?

Hip replacement can often mean an intensive undertaking. The traditional procedure involves an incision on the rear of the hip and detaching muscles and tendons from the hip joint, which can lead to pain and an increased recovery time that can last months. However, modern medicine has progressed to the point that there is an alternative that may be right for you: direct anterior hip replacement.

The direct anterior approach is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that allows for the joint to be replaced by moving the connected muscles away without detaching anything. This is accomplished by making an incision in front of the hip instead of the back. Patients who undergo a direct anterior hip replacement recover faster, and studies have found that patients are able to walk more and better after having hip replacement with this approach than any alternative approaches for hip replacement surgery. With less risk, and fewer complications after the surgery, it may be an ideal option for many patients who want the relief a hip replacement provides but do not want the extensive and painful recovery period that may come afterwards.

At Advanced Joint Replacement Center, our team of medical professionals are able to carry out a direct anterior hip replacement, in fact Dr. Metwally has performed over a thousand direct anterior approach cases. To learn more and to find out if you’re a candidate for a more efficient and less painful form of total hip replacement surgery, contact us today.