DIRECT ANTERIOR HIP REPLACEMENT

Pain from hip arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments, such as physical therapy and joint injections to treat their hip pain. If you haven't experienced relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for total hip replacement, which may provide you with relief from your hip pain. 

Dr. John Thompson performs cutting edge surgical techniques such as Direct Anterior Hip Replacement. The anterior approach to hip replacement surgery. Compared to conventional surgical approaches to the hip that necessitate the cutting of muscles and tendons around the hip, the direct anterior approach does not require any muscles or tendons to be cut during surgery. 

Patients who undergo the minimally invasive and muscle sparing Direct Anterior Hip Replacement report less pain and faster return to an active lifestyle, compared to those who have undergone a conventional hip replacement. 

 

ADVANTAGES OF THE DIRECT ANTERIOR HIP REPLACEMENT

The benefits of Direct Anterior Hip Replacement compared to other approaches include the following:

  • Less post-operative pain

  • Minimal soft tissue trauma

  • Increased early post-operative strength

  • Smaller incision

  • Less scarring

  • Quicker recovery

  • Early mobilization

  • Less post-operative restrictions

  • Quicker return to normal activities

  • Shorter hospital stay

 

 

CANDIDATES FOR SURGERY

If your osteoarthritis has advanced and nonsurgical treatment options are no longer relieving your symptoms, your doctor may recommend knee replacement surgery. In order to be a candidate for partial knee replacement, your arthritis must be limited to one compartment of your knee. With proper patient selection, modern partial knee replacements have demonstrated excellent medium- and long-term results in both younger and older patients.

SERVING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

(239) 482-8788

(239) 482-8788

 ADVANCED ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE OF SWFL

 

8710 College Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33919      5 Nicholas Parkway W Cape Coral, FL 33991

(239) 482-8788

SERVING FORT MYERS, CAPE CORAL, BONITA SPRINGS & NAPLES FLORIDA

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