If you’re suffering from chronic pain, you’re far from alone. A recent National Health Interview Survey found that 50.2 million adults suffer pain most days or every day. Hip pain is one of the most common causes of long-term discomfort.
If hip pain is getting you down, no doubt you’ve tried all the conventional treatments. If they’re not cutting it, your doctor may talk to you about getting a hip replacement. There are a few different surgical options, and one of them is anterior approach hip replacement.
Let’s find out more about this procedure and look at why this could be the right one for you.
Hip Replacement Options
In total hip replacement surgery, both the ball and socket will be replaced. The main differences come in how the surgeon accesses the joint.
There are three surgical options:
- From the side – lateral approach
- From the back – posterior approach
- From the front – anterior approach
In traditional hip replacement surgery, the surgeon uses one large incision to access the hip. This is usually from the side or the back.
However, these hip replacement options usually result in longer recovery times. That’s because the surgeon cuts through muscles and detaches tendons to access the joint. You’re also at a greater risk of a hip dislocation until the muscles and tendons have healed.
The Direct Anterior Approach
The direct anterior approach works differently. It is known as minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. By accessing the joint from the front, the surgeon is able to use the natural intervals between the muscles to access the joint.
They can replace the joint without the need to cut the muscles that attach to the pelvis. The incision they need to make is smaller and there is less damage to the surrounding tissues.
The Benefits of Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
By reducing trauma to the muscles, the anterior approach hip replacement shortens recovery times. You can expect a less painful and easier recovery than from other hip replacement options.
You’ll spend less time in the hospital and won’t be limping for as long! You’ll get to enjoy the benefits of your new hip more quickly.
About Dr. Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a hip and knee surgery surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive joint replacement. He is currently the Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Program at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. He was voted one of Connecticut Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2014 and many years following.
With Dr. Gupta, you’re in safe hands. He’s a highly experience hip replacement specialist who has won awards for his research on hip replacement. Choosing him for anterior approach hip replacement will give you the best chance of a speedy recovery and a new lease on life!
Choose Dr. Gupta for Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
Anterior approach hip replacement is the best way to get back on your feet quickly if you’re in chronic pain. Total hip replacement can help you to regain your mobility and live a comfortable life again.
Contact us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Gupta and take the first steps on the road to recovery.