Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement in New Haven
What is direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery?
Direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery is a minimally invasive form of total hip replacement that offers benefits which include less pain and faster recovery following surgery. Like traditional total hip replacement, the anterior approach is designed to achieve the same functional result – to restore the hip joint by implanting artificial components. However, the technique used with the direct anterior approach is significantly less invasive. During the procedure, your surgeon will use specialized techniques in order to cause the least amount of trauma possible to the muscles and tissues surrounding the joint.
What is the difference between direct anterior hip replacement and traditional hip replacement?
In traditional hip replacement surgery, the procedure is performed through a large incision along the side or back of the hip, and it involves cutting through or detaching muscles and tissues around the hip joint and then surgically reattaching them. However, direct anterior approach hip replacement uses a smaller incision on the front of the hip. Instead of cutting and reattaching muscles and tendons, they are carefully moved out of the way and returned to their proper position once the implant is in place. This results in much less tissue damage and a faster recovery, among other benefits.
What are the advantages of undergoing minimally invasive hip replacement surgery?
In addition to the functional benefits of undergoing a hip replacement, which include improved joint function and reduced or eliminated hip pain, some of the advantages of undergoing direct anterior hip replacement surgery include:
- Smaller incision
- Reduced damage to muscles and tendons
- Faster recovery time
- Shorter hospital stay
Am I a candidate for direct anterior approach hip replacement?
Patients who are suffering from arthritis of the hip or a hip fracture may be candidates for this type of procedure. However, the direct anterior approach is not the best surgical option for everyone. A consultation with Dr. Lee Rubin is the first step to determining your particular needs and tailoring a treatment plan that will work best for you. During your consultation, Dr. Rubin will explain the types of hip replacements available, as well as the advantages and potential risks of each option.
What sets Dr. Rubin apart as a direct anterior approach hip replacement surgeon?
Dr. Lee Rubin is a highly sought-after surgeon for the direct anterior approach hip replacement procedure, due to his expertise and many years of experience with both performing the procedure, as well as training other surgeons on this surgical technique. In 2016, Dr. Rubin successfully authored, edited, and published the world’s first comprehensive text on anterior hip surgery, entitled “The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Reconstruction,” which is now the definitive reference for surgeons around the world who are learning and performing hip surgery using this approach.
If you are looking for more information about direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery or if you want to find out whether you are a candidate for this type of hip replacement, get started by scheduling an evaluation with Dr. Lee Rubin. To request an appointment, call (203) 785-2579 or fill out the form on this page.