Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
Why one should consider it over traditional hip replacement surgery
Hip replacement surgery was once held essentially just for older patients, but the surgery has turned out to be more common than before in more youthful and active individuals. Osteoarthritis is the most widely recognized causation behind a hip replacement, however it is not the only trigger. Different injuries or conditions that result in degeneration of the hip joint, such as rheumatoid joint pain, bone tumors or hip dysplasia just to name a few, can make you a candidate for the surgery — not just age-related ailments.
On the off chance that you have great general health, yet have degeneration or damage from an injury to your hip joint and you’ve previously tried the nonsurgical and more conservative treatments and they’ve been unsuccessful at giving you any relief, it may be recommended trying a hip replacement. Undergoing a joint replacement surgery can dramatically enhance joint function and improve capacity for movement. This means that for candidates undergoing a hip replacement surgery can reestablish your scope of movement and help take away your pain, thus improving your quality of life.
Here, we will discuss a specific type of total hip replacement called direct anterior approach hip replacement. It’s highly recommended by Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas because it’s the least invasive form of hip replacement surgery we have today. The aim of the surgery is to cause the least measure of injury possible to the muscles and tissues encompassing the joint. The traditional hip replacement surgery is typically performed through a large incision made through the back or side of the hip and includes slicing through or detaching the muscles and tissues surrounding the joint and then afterward surgically reattaching them. Direct anterior hip replacement utilizes a much smaller entry point on the front of the hip and as opposed to cutting and reattaching muscles and ligaments, they are simply just moved out of the way and then put back to their appropriate position once the implant has been put into place. Direct anterior hip replacement utilizes a much smaller entry point on the front of the hip and as opposed to cutting and reattaching muscles and ligaments, they are simply just moved out of the way and then put back to their appropriate position once the implant has been put into place.
There are many benefits to direct anterior approach hip replacement, such as a smaller incision than the typical 8–12 inch cut made in traditional hip replacement surgeries. The smaller incision may prompt less post-surgical pain and a much quicker recuperation time. There is also less muscular harm than the conventional surgery that requires slicing through muscles and tissues to be able to uncover and expose the joint below and then have to be surgically reattached after placing the artificial joint. With direct anterior approach hip replacement, the muscles are isolated and moved aside as opposed cutting them, which means extensively less injury to muscles and ligaments. Less injury implies less pain, better joint soundness, and a speedier recuperation. This approach also can be performed with a wide range of hip implants, result in a shorter recuperation time, which means a shorter hospital stay and the sooner you can get back to your regular life.
To learn if you are a candidate for this procedure or to learn what other potential types of surgery is going to be the best option for you, call us at (972) 771–8111 to schedule a consultation with one of our highly qualified specialists today so we can help you to get your quality of life back — you deserve it!