What is direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery?
Direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery is a minimally invasive form of total hip replacement that offers benefits which include less pain and faster recovery following surgery. Like traditional total hip replacement, the anterior approach is designed to achieve the same functional result – to restore the hip joint by implanting artificial components. However, the technique used with the direct anterior approach is significantly less invasive. During the procedure, your surgeon will use specialized techniques in order to cause the least amount of trauma possible to the muscles and tissues surrounding the joint.
What is the difference between direct anterior hip replacement and traditional hip replacement?
In traditional hip replacement surgery, the procedure is performed through a large incision along the side or back of the hip, and it involves cutting through or detaching muscles and tissues around the hip joint and …