Duke offers the anterior approach to total hip replacement to patients with end-stage arthritis whose cartilage has deteriorated beyond repair.
This innovative approach to total hip arthroplasty offers patients less pain and scarring and a shorter recovery time than with normal hip replacement surgery.
In the anterior approach to total hip replacement, the surgeon places the incision on the anterior or front of the hip area in order to access the hip while not detaching the muscles from the femur or pelvis.
The deteriorated joints are removed, and new components for the hip replacement (the acetabular cup and femoral stem) are placed in the hip.
A lining surface is inserted inside the new cup is made of advanced material that slows the deterioration process usually associated with hip replacement surgery, allowing for more time between replacement surgeries.
The anterior approach is less invasive than traditional hip replacement surgery, allowing patients to recover more quickly and with less pain than with the traditional approach.
The approach also offers a very low dislocation rate after hip surgery, so patients can resume their normal activities sooner and with less worry about ending up back in the hospital.
Duke has the state-of-the-art equipment and expertise to offer successful total hip replacements from an anterior approach.
Steven Olson, MD, has trained with Dr. Joel Matta, a surgeon who has developed the modern technique of direct anterior hip replacement surgery.
We have the special tables needed to secure the patient in the right position for the surgeon to make the incision in the front of the hip. Our surgeons are skilled at recognizing patients who would benefit from this surgery and have the experience and expertise to ensure successful hip replacement.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment for total hip arthroplasty with a Duke orthopaedist in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Physicians offering anterior hip replacement include:
Anterior hip replacement is available at locations convenient to people in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary, NC, including: