Potential Benefits of Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery
- Decreased hospital stay and quicker mobilization.
- Quicker rehabilitation.
- Smaller incision and reduced muscle disruption resulting in a shorter recovery time.
- Reduced risk of dislocation.
- Potentially less blood loss and reduced pain post operatively.
Disadvantages and Risks of Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery
- Requires specialized retractors and tools.
- Slightly increased risk of femur and ankle fractures.
- Risk of numb, tingling or burning sensation on front of thigh due to nerve injury.
Relative Contraindications to Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery
- Patients with implants or metal hardware from prior surgery.
- Very heavy or obese patients.
- Very muscular male patients (may require a longer incision).
Call 918-514-3009 for a personal consultation to see if you are a candidate for this surgery.