Anterior Hip Replacement

A new approach to hip surgery

The talented surgeons at Watertown Regional Medical center are taking a new approach — literally — to hip replacement surgery that results in less pain, a smaller incision, less scarring, reduced risk for complications, and a much faster return to the activities you love.

With anterior hip replacement, our surgeons reach your hip joint from the front, rather than the side (lateral) or the back (posterior), which for years have been the traditional points of entry. In an anterior approach, the surgeon is able to reach your hip without damaging muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to your pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed, so no healing of muscles is required. Often, you can bend your hip and bear full weight immediately or very soon after surgery. And you can return to full function in a matter of weeks rather than months.

If you are suffering from hip pain, stiffness and limited hip movement, anterior hip replacement may be right for you. Call us today at 920-206-6500 to learn more.