Anterior Surgical Approach
The anterior surgical approach allows
the surgeon to access the diseased hip joint through the front of the
hip. A major advantage of this approach is that it allows your doctor
to work through natural intervals between the muscles around your hip,
without having to cut through the muscles or detach them from the pelvis
or thighbone. Another advantage is that the patient can avoid the pain
of sitting on the incision site since the anterior approach is performed
through the front of the hip.
In addition, the anterior approach takes advantage of the shortest distance to your hip joint, which may allow for a smaller incision.
aren’t all hip replacements performed through the anterior approach?
Conditions & Treatments