Minimally invasive procedure shortens recovery time by 80 percent; reduces costs by 66 percent
ST. CHARLES, Ill., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Patients suffering from hip pain now have a minimally invasive alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery, dramatically reducing both recovery time and cost. Dr. Shawn W. Palmer, of Midwest Bone and Joint Institute recently performed the state’s first outpatient anterior approach hip replacement surgery at Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Charles, Ill.… Read the Rest
What to Expect After Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. DeCook 2011.
Dr. Charlie DeCook, orthopaedic surgeon and total joint replacement specialist at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., in Gainesville, Ga., explains what to expect after anterior approach hip replacement surgery.
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Ann Kluchar and her decision to have anterior hip replacement surgery. Published on Sep 23, 2013
Georgia Joint – The Story of Ann Kluchar
Anterior Approach in THA Improves Outcomes by Joseph T. Moskal, MD 2011
…In 2009, a study comparing the direct anterior approach and the mini-posterior approach for THA was conducted. One hundred ninety-five THAs (182 consecutive patients) were performed by a single, highly experienced surgeon. The results demonstrated more rapid recovery of hip function and gait ability after THAs performed through an anterior approach as compared to a mini-posterior approach…… Read the Rest
Derick Johnson, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in anterior approach hip replacement. As a member of the medical team at The Bone and Joint Center, Holland, Michigan, Dr. Johnson is a leading physician in the anterior approach to total hip replacement, with outcomes that exceed national averages. He is credited with performing one of the first bilateral procedures in a single surgical session, and is considered the areas’s foremost authority on this relatively new … Read the Rest
Dr. Matthew Bong talks with the hosts of the Morning Blend about traditional hip replacement surgeries and Anterior hip replacement surgeries.
The key to a “direct anterior approach” total hip replacement is the positioning of the patient during surgery and the location of the incision itself, according to Dr. E. Marc Mariani, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at St. Mark’s Hospital who with colleague Dr. Michael H. Bourne and Dr. Peter Novak of the Salt Lake Orthopaedic Center are the first three Utah surgeons using the technique…
…Combined, they have decades’ experience in hip replacement. The … Read the Rest
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Just hours after Dr. Dick Wallin had his right hip replaced by Dr. E. Marc Mariani, he stood up. The next day, he used a walker to “cruise around the nurses’ station” at St. Mark’s Hospital, and shortly after that he learned to use crutches on a stair exercise machine.
When he went home on day three, he needed only one crutch, which he discarded a week later. Within a … Read the Rest
Though uncommonly used in the United States, the anterior approach for total hip replacement provides definite advantages for patients, even those in need of bilateral procedures. Rehabilitation is simplified and accelerated, dislocation risk is reduced, leg length is more accurately controlled, and the incision is small.
Why, then, is this approach not more widely used by U.S. surgeons? There are several reasons: lack of familiarity, traditional teaching, and lack of the necessary instrumentation and … Read the Rest
Traditional hip replacement surgery involves an incision of 10-12 inches over the back side of the hip and buttock. This is called the posterior approach to hip replacement. The underlying muscles are split or cut to enable the surgeon to get to the hip joint and resurface or replace it. The comparative illustration at right shows the incision for a traditional hip replacement in red.
Anterior approach hip replacement surgery is a new development in … Read the Rest