An Effective Approach to Hip Replacement
There are three main hip replacement approaches - lateral, anterior, and posterior. Over the past decade the anterior approach hip surgery has grown in popularity. Anterior approach hip replacement focuses on replacing the hip through 3- to 4-inch incisions in the front of the joint. Anterior approach hip surgery is minimally invasive which has many advantages during and after the procedure.
"The major advantage of this procedure is the fact that muscular tendons are not detached," says Eric Grossman, M.D., FAAOS, orthopedic surgeon, joint replacement specialist, and Co-Director of Joint Replacement at Northern Westchester Hospital's Orthopedic and Spine Institute. "Tendon detachment and splitting are unavoidable in other approaches. This approach also doesn't affect the gluteal muscles that are instrumental with walking, which allows patients to recover more quickly." Read complete article in MD News, page 12 >
Our hip surgery page provides more information about anterior approach hip surgery and the other hip procedures performed at NWH. You can also call us at 914.666.1499.
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