Anterior Approach Hip Replacement by Dr. Peter Thadani

The anterior approach represents an alternative to the conventional way that hip replacements are performed and may offer some significant advantages. The typical pathway, or “approach”, used by surgeons to access the hip joint for hip replacement surgery involves splitting the buttock muscles and cutting muscles in the back, or “posterior” part of the hip joint. With the anterior approach, the hip is accessed from the front and avoids cutting or detaching any muscles. This results in several potential benefits, including:

  • Decreased postoperative pain
  • Faster rehabilitation and quicker return to normal activities
  • Reduced chance of limping after surgery
Our own Dr. Peter Thadani performs this procedure. Click here to learn more, or watch the video below.