Anterior Hip Replacement in Lodi

Helping you do more of what moves you

The hip is one of the main weight-bearing joints in your body. Hip pain can be caused by deformity or by direct injury, like trauma or a sports injury. However, the most common cause of hip pain is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease.

Symptoms of a hip problem are often obvious — limping, joint pain, swelling, loss of motion — all of which can really put a damper on your lifestyle. Typically, these telltale signs occur when the cartilage becomes worn and the underlying bone develops spurs and various other problems. Whether from disease or trauma, total hip replacement surgery may be the answer — and the anterior hip replacement approach may be the best answer.

Here’s why:

This minimally invasive surgery uses a nontraditional approach to hip replacement, enabling your surgeon to access the hip joint from the front rather than from the side or back of the hip. This approach means your doctor can avoid cutting major muscles.

The advantages of anterior hip replacement over conventional surgery are considerable, including:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A smaller incision
  • Less muscle trauma
  • Reduced pain, blood loss and risk of dislocation
  • More accurate leg length control
  • Faster return to normal activities

Patients who have the anterior procedure also enjoy a better range of motion and find that in the recovery process, the hip precautions outlined for traditional hip replacement are unnecessary. In fact, 90 percent of patients who undergo anterior incision anterior hip replacement at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial return home the day after surgery.

For more information you can contact our office at (209) 210-4229.