1. I have something new on Anterior total hip that I have been doing that your readers might be interested in. As you may know the usual incision is longitudinal and in the front of the thigh. It is quite visible and not very cosmetic as it sticks out below the level of a bathing suit. I have been using the Anterior Bikini approach. The incision is buried in the natural skin crease where the leg joins the hip. Flex your hip and you will see where it is and why it is so cosmetic. Obviously it is not for … Read the Rest
Minimally invasive procedure shortens recovery time by 80 percent; reduces costs by 66 percent
ST. CHARLES, Ill., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Patients suffering from hip pain now have a minimally invasive alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery, dramatically reducing both recovery time and cost. Dr. Shawn W. Palmer, of Midwest Bone and Joint Institute recently performed the state’s first outpatient anterior approach hip replacement surgery at Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Charles, Ill.… Read the Rest
Steve Shaner suffered from intense joint pain in his hips that severely limited his lifestyle. He went to Dr. Derek Johnson of the West Michigan Holland Bone & Joint Center who performed one of the first bilateral anterior approach total hip replacement surgeries. Now, Steve Shaner has his active lifestyle back.
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 the U.S. It is a tissue-sparing, minimally invasive technique, where the incision is made on the front of the hip, rather than the back. This … 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
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