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
Dr. Matthew Bong talks with the hosts of the Morning Blend about traditional hip replacement surgeries and Anterior hip replacement surgeries.
The Anterior Approach by Dr. Matta
Anterior Approach: Total Hip Replacement
MINIMIZING THE TIME FROM REPLACEMENT TO RECOVERY
Though still uncommonly used in the United States, the popularity of the anterior approach for total hip replacement is rapidly growing because of its 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.
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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
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 … Read the Rest
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Dr. Burak was the first orthopaedic surgeon in the northeast United States to use the anterior approach technique. He states that the key to truly maximizing the benefits of the less-invasive technique involves the use of the Hana table.
“Basically, the table is a positioning device,” says Dr. Burak. The table allows traction of the operative extremity, combined with hyperextension, external and internal rotation of the hip and lowering of … Read the Rest
Video About Minimally Invasive Anterior Surgery in graphic format (not a live surgery).
Learn about hip surgery with the minimally invasive anterior approach. This is a graphic video, not live surgery.
Reggie Vanderpool’s anterior approach hip replacement with Dr. Alden
Staying off her feet is not really an option for ironworker Reggie Vanderpool, 51, of Melrose Park. As one of only 1,000 women across the country in this profession, Vanderpool’s job requires her to climb tall skyscrapers and carry as much as 100 pounds at any given time.… Read the Rest