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