Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Specialist

M. Scott True, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

M. Scott True, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip and Knee Replacement and Reconstruction located in West Chester, OH & Cincinnati, OH

When you’re in need of a hip replacement, it’s important to know there’s more than one surgical approach. Skilled orthopedic surgeon, M. Scott True, MD, and the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in West Chester and Cincinnati, Ohio, uses many techniques when performing joint replacement, including the anterior approach hip replacement. This approach is less invasive than a traditional hip replacement. To schedule a consultation to discuss anterior approach hip replacement, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Q&A

What is an anterior approach hip replacement?

An anterior approach hip replacement is a minimally invasive hip replacement procedure. During a hip replacement, Dr. True replaces your diseased or damaged hip joint with prosthetic parts. He uses many surgical methods to perform this procedure. 

During an anterior approach hip replacement, he gains access to your hip joint by cutting through the front of your body, avoiding muscle and tissue damage. 

What are the benefits of an anterior approach hip replacement?

Any type of surgery involves some amount of risk. However, with the anterior approach hip replacement, the Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team reduces some of those risks.

Some of the benefits of the minimally invasive hip replacement surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter operative time
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Lower risk of dislocation

Though the anterior approach to hip replacement offers many benefits, it’s not always the right surgery for all patients. Dr. True conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come in for an orthopedic surgical consultation to determine the approach that provides the best outcomes for you. 

What happens during an anterior approach hip replacement?

The anterior approach hip replacement is a major surgical procedure Dr. True performs while you’re under general anesthesia. He creates a personalized surgical plan for each patient and reviews the details at your pre-surgical consultation.

You lie on your back during the surgery, so Dr. True has access to your joint from the front of your body. He makes a small incision on the front of your hip and pushes the muscles to the side to perform the hip replacement.

He first prepares your socket joint and secures the prosthetic socket joint liner in place. Dr. True removes the worn portions of the ball joint on the femur and replaces them with a ceramic or metal stem.

Once the artificial pieces are in place, Dr. True removes the surgical instruments and sutures the incisions. 

What happens after an anterior approach hip replacement?

After your anterior approach hip replacement, Dr. True sends you to the recovery area and then to your hospital room. You may spend a few days in the hospital during your initial recovery.

Once discharged, the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine provides specific instructions regarding activity and therapy to help you get back to doing the things you love.

To schedule a hip replacement consultation at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, call the office or book an appointment online today.