The anterior approach is an approach to the front of the hip joint as opposed to a lateral (side) approach to the hip or posterior (back) approach. It is a true anterior approach to the hip and should not be confused with the Harding approach which is often referred to as an anterior approach
A NEW APPROACH POPULARIZED BY DR. JOEL MATTA
Dr. Stefan Kreuzer
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.… Read the Rest
Dr. Corey Burak Phelps Memorial Hospital With this anterior approach operation, if the implants aren’t placed correctly, we are able to move them; we don’t have to wait until we’re in the recovery room. Plus, it enables us to get the leg lengths and the other biomechanical parameters of the hip more exact by using the X-ray,” says Dr. Burak. The benefits are impressive; all muscles and natural stability are preserved.
Hip implants include three components, which are the cup, femoral head and a stem that fits into the femur. The three basic choices of material for the devices are … Read the Rest
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 … Read the Rest
National Public Radio – July 15, 2013
Every year more than a quarter of a million Americans have total hip replacement surgery. It’s almost always a successful operation that frees patients from what’s often described as disabling pain.
But in recent years, there’s been lots of discussion on the Internet about “anterior approach” hip replacement, a surgical technique that’s different than the standard procedure. It’s one that proponents say can lead to quicker recovery, three to four weeks compared to six to eight weeks for typical surgery.
Some people have been willing to give it a try, even though there’s … Read the Rest
Anterior Approach for Hip Replacements Offers Fast Recovery, No Restrictions after Surgery by Dr. Ketterer at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
SVMC Surgeons Take New Approach to Hip ReplacementUpdated 10/19/2012SVMC Surgeons Take New Approach to Hip Replacement
BENNINGTON – A new surgical method for total hip replacement gets patients at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) back on their feet faster and with less pain than more common methods, which can require four to six months of recovery with significant pain. Called the “anterior approach,” the new technique replaces the hip through a small incision on … Read the Rest
Anterior Approach Offered at Houston Northwest Medical Center by Dr. Cuellar Updated 10/29/2012 Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery Offered at HNMC
Hip replacement surgery was first performed in 1960. Since then, it has become a common orthopedic procedure with more than 193,000 operations done each year in the United States. In the past, physicians typically recommended hip replacement for older patients because they tend to be less active and put less stress on the artificial hip compared to younger people. But today, the procedure also may be an option for those who are younger … Read the Rest
Anterior Approach Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. DeCook Updated 11/7/2012
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.
743 Spring Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 219-9000Visit Website http://www.nghs.com/anterior-approach-hip-replacementCharlie DeCook, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at The Longstreet Clinic, is one of only three orthpaedic surgeons in metro Atlanta offering this innovative surgery.Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers the anterior approach option for patients considering hip replacement surgery. The anterior approach is an advanced surgical technique in which an incision is made in the front of the hip rather than to the side or back of the … Read the Rest
Anterior Approach at Morton Plant Hospital by Dr. Andrew Cooper Updated 11/7/2012 New Hip Replacement Approach Puts Patients Back in Action Faster
July 02, 2012
If you ask Dr. Andrew Cooper of Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, any hip replacement performed properly on a suitable candidate will be successful. But a newer anterior approach which the orthopedic surgeon and hip and knee replacement specialist offers exclusively through the hospital may get that patient to success a little quicker.… Read the Rest
Anterior Approach Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery at Sky Ridge Medical Center by Drs. Greenhow and LoucksUpdated 11/7/2012
Anterior Approach Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery at Sky Ridge Medical CenterMuscle-Sparing Total Hip Replacement Surgery Denver, Colorado Drs. Greenhow and Loucks – 3000 anterior approach hip procedures since 2003
Anterior Approach Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement is a unique, muscle-sparing approach that uses the natural muscle plane at the front of the hip to access the hip joint and insert a hip prosthesis. Specialized instruments allow our surgeons to perform a total hip replacement by merely displacing the muscles that surround … Read the Rest
Anterior Approach Offered at Wake Forest Baptist Health by Dr. Lang
Updated 11/4/2012 Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ
What is the anterior (or frontal access) approach for hip replacement surgery?
In the anterior approach, an orthopaedic surgeon accesses the hip joint by entering through the front of the body and going between the hip muscles that help hold the hip joint in place. Smaller incisions are possible with this procedure versus traditional hip surgery.
The anterior approach to total hip replacement is becoming more popular because it is less invasive, hospital stays are shorter, and recovery and rehabilitation … Read the Rest
Anterior Approach for Hip Replacements Offers Fast Recovery, No Restrictions after Surgery by Dr. Matta
Anterior approach hip replacements growing in adoption, according to Santa Cruz Orthopaedic InstituteUpdated 10/19/2012Anterior approach hip replacements growing in adoption, according to Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute
http://www.santacruzortho.com/component/content/article/12-news-a-event/334-Anterior%20approach%20hip%20replacements%20growing%20in%20adoption-Muscle-sparing approach minimizes dislocation and speeds recovery.
Capitola, Calif., June 7, 2012 – As minimally invasive surgery for hip replacement steadily increases in the U.S., physician successes and patient demand is driving the adoption of a new method where no muscle is cut, according to experts at Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute.
At the recent American Academy of Hip … Read the Rest