Published on Jul 17, 2015 Dr. Hedley of Hedley Orthopaedic Institute talks about the direct anterior approach versus the direct posterior approach to hip replacement.
“I think I can honestly say that I have done every approach to the hip there is, and I’ve settled on the approach that I use for–what I consider–a number of very good reasons,” says Dr. Hedley, founder of Hedley Orthopaedic Institute (Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe, AZ). http://www.hedleyortho.com/hedley/
“I’ve now done over 10,000 joints in this hospital, and I’d like to think we’ve provided a good service. And if I can improve the outcome in the patient in any way, I’m going to do that. It’s what I’m here for.”
Benefits of Direct Posterior Approach
– Much gentler surgical approach
– Blood loss is less
– Analgesia is less
– Complications are less
– “My patients are leaving the hospital the next day,” says Dr. Hedley.