Anterior Hip Replacement

What is the Difference Between Anterior Hip Replacement and the Traditional Approach?

Using the Anterior Approach, your surgeon makes an incision on the front (anterior) of your leg instead of the side or back. During surgery you lie on your back on a specialized table, rather than on your side or front. Your surgeon can work between muscles and tissues rather than detaching them from your hip or thigh bones as they would using the traditional approach.

Your surgeon will determine that your implant is properly placed and your leg is the correct length using an x-ray during the operation. In the traditional approach your surgeon relies on a post-operative x-ray to check component placement & leg length.

What are the Potential Benefits of the Anterior Approach

  • Less trauma to your body
  • A smaller incision
  • Potentially less pain
  • Less tissue disruption which may lead to faster rehabilitation
  • Fewer restrictions during recovery

How Long Has the Anterior Approach Been Used?

The anterior approach was first performed in 1947 by Robert Judet in France. In 2002, Dr. Joel Matta of California adopted the technique, helped develop a new table and began to teach the technique in the U.S.

Meet Our Team

Our Anterior Hip Team is composed of Eric R. Benson, MD, John T. Lynn II, MD and Kathleen A. Hogan, MD. Click on each of their names to learn more about them.

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