Anterior Hip Replacement

3D blue medical image of hip joint

What is Modesto Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

Modesto anterior hip replacement surgery is a procedure that involves the replacement of a damaged or worn out hip joint with an artificial one. This type of surgery is performed through an anterior approach, meaning that the surgeon accesses the hip joint from the front instead of from the back or side.


This can potentially reduce trauma to muscles and other soft tissue, resulting in a quicker recovery time for patients. Additionally, this approach may also improve range of motion post-operatively. Anterior hip replacement surgery can help people with chronic pain or limited mobility due to age-related arthritis, traumatic injury, developmental abnormalities, or other causes. 


Anterior means “in front,” so with this type of surgery, Dr. Giang accesses the hip joint from the front of the body instead of making an incision on the side or back.

What Are the Advantages of Anterior Hip Replacement In Modesto?

Modesto anterior hip replacement offers a number of advantages over traditional posterior hip replacement, including less pain and faster recovery times. It is also possible to preserve more of the muscles around the hip joint with an anterior approach, which can help improve stability and range of motion compared to posterior approaches. Anterior hip replacements also have fewer restrictions on activity levels after surgery than posterior replacements, allowing for a quicker return to normal activities.


Additionally, because of the preservation of muscle tissue during the procedure, there is less risk of dislocations with an anterior hip replacement. Finally, Dr. Giang’s patients report improved results in terms of leg length and femoral offset following an anterior approach. Overall, this type of procedure provides numerous benefits that make it a popular choice for many hip replacement patients.

X-ray of anterior hip replacement

Who Is a Good Candidate for This Surgery?

A good candidate for hip surgery is someone who is suffering from chronic pain caused by joint degeneration, arthritis or other hip-related conditions. Additionally, a patient should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Dr. Giang may also recommend lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise to improve their condition before considering surgery.

What to Expect After Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery?

Most patients who undergo anterior hip replacement surgery are able to walk the same day of their procedure. They will likely need to use a walker or cane for support for the first few days. Physical therapy will be essential in order to regain strength and mobility in the hip joint. The vast majority of patients are able to return to their normal activities, including work and exercise, within a two to eight weeks.

Why See Dr. Giang for Hip Replacement Surgery?

Dr. Giang is a highly experienced and trained orthopedic surgeon who can provide the highest level of care for any orthopedic condition. He has extensive experience in arthroscopy, and hip replacement . He is committed to providing personalized care that is tailored to each individual patient's needs and goals.

Modesto Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Eric Giang

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