Matthew Bong, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will perform the anterior hip replacement surgery, Daniel Holub, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will assist, and Scott Schneider, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will moderate. Viewers will have the opportunity to send questions directly to the operating room during the surgery.
Anterior hip replacement is one of the newest procedures available to ProHealth Care Orthopedic Center patients needing hip replacement surgery. Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital was the first in the metro-Milwaukee area to offer this minimally invasive surgery using the HANA table. The special operating table allows the surgeon to more effectively move the leg during surgery to best position the hip socket, ball and femur insert for proper fit. The HANA table also allows the surgeon to take X-rays during the procedure to ensure precise fit and placement of all components.
“Most patients who are candidates for traditional hip replacement surgery are also candidates for the anterior procedure,” Dr. Bong says.
Patients benefit from the anterior approach to hip replacement in a number of ways: * Accelerated recovery time. * Fewer restrictions during recovery. Patients can often more freely bend their hip and bear their full weight immediately or very soon after surgery. * Possible reduced scarring. The anterior approach allows for one relatively small incision. * Less discomfort during the recovery period.