Wednesday, May 22
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave. S., Edina
Limited space is available for this FREE event, registration is required. Call 612-594-7650 or register online.
What is the anterior approach to hip replacement?
With the anterior approach, the incision is made in the front (anterior) of your hip rather than the side (lateral) or back (posterior). This allows your surgeon to work between the major muscle groups without detaching muscles or tendons from your hip (pelvis) or thigh bone (femur) which avoids unnecessary trauma to the surrounding tissue. This minimally-invasive approach is performed on a specially designed hana® arthroplasty table.
By not cutting through the muscle or tendons, your recovery time in the hospital and at home will be quicker. With an anterior replacement, you will likely leave the hospital a full day earlier than other hip replacement procedures allow.
In addition, an anterior hip replacement reduces the risk and precautions that patients with a traditional or lateral hip replacement experience, such as the risk of dislocation and restrictions on activities. After an anterior replacement, you will have full movement and flexibility.
The hana® arthroplasty table
The hana table is designed exclusively for hip and knee patients and has the capabilities to minimize trauma to muscles and tissue by allowing for exact placement of the leg. One leg is extended downward to allow access to the hip joint in a way that muscles do not have to be cut. Additionally, the table allows for a real-time X-ray which confirms that the hip replacement implant is precisely placed resulting in fewer complications.
If anterior hip replacement seems like the right options for you, the providers at Fairview Southdale Hospital can help.
Our team of doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers offer the best in orthopedic care for people of all ages and athletic ability. We'll discuss treatment options and partner with you to get you back to a healthy lifestyle that you can enjoy.
We offer same or next-day appointments at our eight convenient locations. Call 612-672-7100 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.