Traditional hip replacement surgery can be somewhat invasive, with a long recovery time and a chance of complications. An alternative is known as anterior hip replacement surgery.
While there are several types of hip replacement approaches, Anterior Hip Replacement is considered the best and most popular approach because of its quicker recovery period.
Hip replacement surgery is becoming a common procedure for people with chronic hip pain or mobility issues. So once the surgery is done, how long will it take to get back to an active life?
Although anterior hip replacement surgery is a less invasive procedure than the posterior approach, the body still needs time to heal and adapt. So, what happens post-surgery and how long before a patient is up and walking after anterior hip replacement surgery?
Hip replacement surgery techniques allow for a short and successful recovery for most patients after leaving the operating room, but the return to your day-to-day activities will be gradual. Let's take a look at the types of exercises to expect and how progress is made.
Anterior Hip Replacement is one of the most minimally invasive techniques designed to replace both the socket and the ball of the joint.
This technique makes possible a less traumatic surgery involving smaller incisions. Thus, the recovery time for a total hip replacement is reduced
Through advances in the surgical field safer approaches for hip replacement have been developed. Newer methods are helping patients recover faster with fewer complications. One of the latest techniques is the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery.
Although this surgery has become routine, there are still people who worry about dislocation after the surgery. Dislocation is a rare occurrence, but it does happen. In this video, Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon discusses why this occurs and tips on how to prevent it.
Some of the causes of hip pain are arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis or a hip fracture. These conditions may require a patient to undergo total hip replacement if medication and therapy are not viable options.