Anterior Total Hip Replacement
The Anterior Approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery that provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery, and improved mobility because muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure. This technique allows Dr. Mikolajczak to work between the muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thighbones – sparing the tissue from trauma.
Keeping the muscles intact may also help to prevent dislocations. With the Anterior Approach, Dr. Mike uses one small incision on the front (anterior) of your hip as opposed to the side or back. Since the incision is in front, you’ll minimize risk of infection and pain from sitting on the incision site.