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 and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) annual meeting in Las Vegas, studies presented show that as many as 16 percent of members are performing ASI or direct anterior hip arthroplasty – up from 8 percent in last year’s annual meeting.
“Many AAHKS members report patients are doing their own research and asking for the ASI approach by name,” said Dr.…