An anterior hip replacement surgery is a procedure where the hip joint is replaced with an artificial implant. This type of surgery is less invasive than traditional hip replacement surgery, and it has a shorter recovery time.
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?
The main advantage of anterior hip replacement surgery is that it preserves more of the patient’s natural anatomy. This is due to the procedure typically being performed through a single small incision in the front of the hip. This allows Dr. Giang to access the hip joint without disturbing the muscles and tendons around it. This typically results in lower complications risk, less pain, and a shorter recovery time for the patient.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Surgery?
Patients who are suffering from hip pain that has not responded to other treatments, such as physical therapy and medication, may be good candidates for anterior hip replacement surgery. This type of surgery is also an option for patients who have a degenerative disease of the hip, such as osteoarthritis.
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.
Anterior Hip Replacement in Modesto, CA
Anterior hip replacement surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide patients with pain relief and improved mobility.
If you are suffering from hip pain, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Giang to talk about about whether this type of surgery is right for you.