Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Tampa Bay FL by Dr. David WhiddonHistorically, hip replacement was performed through a large incision on the buttock.  That approach to the hip requires cutting through muscle and detaching several stabilizing structures to gain access to the ball and socket joint. The direct anterior approach is a minimally invasive technique that doesn’t require cutting or detachment of any muscles.  This results in a more stable hip replacement with a lower risk of dislocation as well as a quicker recovery with lower rates of dangerous blood clots.

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