Hip pain and discomfort can quickly limit your independence and capacity to maintain certain daily activities. Our team of physicians offers patients comprehensive care using the latest techniques to get them back to active, full lives with as much independence as possible. Our surgeons perform both anterior and posterior hip replacements.
Our Approach to Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery is a surgical procedure to replace a worn-out or a damaged hip joint. Also called total hip arthroplasty, the goal is to replace the damaged parts of the hip joint and to relieve hip pain.
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Your orthopedic surgeon may recommend either a posterior approach surgery or an anterior approach. The difference between the two is where the incision is made on the leg.
Through an anterior approach, the surgeon creates the incision in the front of the leg instead of the back or side. This allows less disruption to the muscles, promoting faster healing and less risk of dislocation, especially for patients with a neuropathic disease.
Other benefits include minimized soft-tissue trauma and a simple postoperative plan. Overall, recovery with anterior hip replacement surgery is much faster. There are also no specific limits with age to qualify for the anterior approach.
Not all patients qualify for candidacy for anterior hip replacement. Your surgeon will work with you to determine the best approach for your treatment and recovery plan. During a posterior procedure, an incision is made through the back or side of the leg. Patients who have a posterior hip replacement see excellent results and return to active lifestyles.
Kettering Health performs total hip replacement at all locations and anterior hip replacement at Soin Medical Center, Kettering Health Miamisburg, Kettering Health Dayton, and Kettering Health Main Campus.