If you have osteoarthritis or another condition that significantly affects the function of your hip joint and causes ongoing pain, you could be a candidate for hip replacement. One approach for this surgery is a minimally invasive technique that uses an anterior approach. With this innovative new technique, the surgeon can remove the damaged hip joint and replace it without having to detach any muscles or tendons.
If you’re a candidate for this type of surgery, you can look forward to an accelerated recovery time. You can expect to return home from the hospital sooner and to enjoy full use of your new joint more quickly, which facilitates a healthy, active lifestyle. Since the surgeon uses a smaller incision, there’s less pain and a reduced risk of other side effects, such as dislocation.
South Bay Hospital of Sun City Center is pleased to offer the innovative anterior approach hip replacement with minimally invasive techniques. For general questions about hip replacement, call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (888) 685-1595.