The Anterior Approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement that provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure. The technique allows the surgeon to work between the patient‘s muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thighbones—sparing the tissue from trauma.
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Advancements in Hip Replacement
DePuy Synthes has been leading the way in surgical innovations, pioneering new products and techniques that make a meaningful difference in patient's lives. We're relentlessly committed to the retention, restoration and improvement of movement. And we've developed advanced hip replacements to help relieve your pain and regain your mobility.
The performance of a hip replacement depends on patient age, weight, activity level and other factors. As with all surgeries, there are potential risks, and recovery from hip replacement surgery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery; only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if hip replacement is right for you.
1 Comparison THA procedure data on file DePuy Orthopedics, Inc.
2 Matta, J.M. and T.A. Ferguson. "THA After Acetabular Fracture." Orthopedics September 2005, 28(9): 959-960.
3 Matta, J.M., C. Shahrdar and T.A. Ferguson. "Single-Incision Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty on an Orthopaedic Table." Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research December 2005. 441: 115-124.