Procedure now being performed at Southern Ocean Medical Center
Nov 9, 2015 Manahawkin, NJ – For patients contemplating hip replacement surgery, the anterior procedure is an option with great benefits and is offered at only a handful of hospitals in Ocean county. Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is one of the few locations currently offering this procedure.
Total hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty) is most often performed by surgeons entering the hip joint from the back or side (the Posterior or Lateral approaches, respectively).These approaches involve splitting muscles or separating them from bone.
The Anterior approach for total hip replacement is an alternative which has certain benefits compared to the posterior and lateral approaches. With the anterior approach, as it is currently performed, the surgeon accesses the hip joint from the front and works in-between the muscles, without detaching them from the pelvis or femur (thigh bone).…