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Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

Anterior hip replacement surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is designed to replace the hip without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur. This technique reduces patient pain, and requires less recovery time than alternative procedures.

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our qualified, highly-experienced hip specialists can help you achieve the relief you need with anterior hip replacement surgery. This highly-effective procedure can restore functionality to your hip joint and help reduce pain. Our team will work alongside you at every step of your surgery and help you to develop a personalized rehabilitation plan that will include physical therapy exercises to ensure a quick and healthy recovery.

If you’re struggling with hip pain, do not allow your condition to worsen. Schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.

What Is An Anterior Hip Replacement?

People suffering from hip pain, arthritis, stiffness, or limited hip movement can choose minimally invasive surgery when a hip replacement is needed. Anterior hip replacement surgery is one of the least invasive surgical options. This technique minimizes the amount of pain for the patient as well as the recovery time.

Anterior hip replacement surgery allows a surgeon to reach the joint from the front of the hip, as opposed to the side or back of the hip. This allows the hip to be replaced without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery, which gives the surgeon the ability to work through the natural interval between the muscles. Leaving the gluteal muscles that attach to the pelvis and femur undisturbed during surgery causes significantly less surgical trauma, resulting in a much shorter healing process.

A conventional hip replacement would require patients to limit hip motion for six to eight weeks following surgery, but with anterior hip replacement, patients are able to immediately bend their hips freely and bear full weight when comfortable. This allows patients to return to normal function much more quickly.

“Patient’s take less narcotic pain medication, spend less time in the hospital, are quicker to get off their cane and return to the activities they enjoy doing sooner without any hip precautions.” – Dr. Alvi​

If you have questions about anterior hip replacement surgery or would like to speak to a joint replacement surgeon at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, call us today.