Hip Replacement Options
Hip replacement surgery removes damaged, inflamed, or deteriorated bone and cartilage in the hip joint and replaces it with a metal or ceramic hip implant. The hip joint may be damaged by arthritis, years of overuse, a previous fracture, a hip injury that limited blood supply to the hip joint and resulted in avascular necrosis, or a childhood disease such as hip dysplasia. There are several different ways to perform hip replacement surgery; the precise location of the damaged bone tissue and cartilage is the prime factor in choosing which surgical approach to take.
Posterior Hip Replacement
An incision is made near the buttocks, but behind the major walking muscles, to help reduce recovery time. This approach has a proven track record of success, and the risk for complications is low.
Anterior Hip Replacement
Small incisions are made on the front of the hip area to access the hip. We have been at the forefront of this newer approach, which may reduce pain, shorten hospital stays, and lower the risk of hip dislocation. People typically resume normal activities faster.