Hip Replacement - The Direct Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement Technique
What is the Direct Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement?
Direct Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. This way, the hip can be replaced without detaching the muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attached to the pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed and, therefore, do not require a healing process.
What restrictions does conventional hip replacements surgery impose?
How is patient recovery improved with Direct Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement?
Direct Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement allows patients to immediately bend their hip freely and bear full weight when comforable, resulting in a more rapic return to normal function. After surgery; patients are instructed to use their hip normally without cumberson restrictions. In supervised therapy, patients go up and down strairs before they are released from the hosptial.
Learn More About Our Surgeon Who Is Trained in Direct Anterior Muscle Sparing Total Hip ReplacementN. Lindsay Harris, M.D.
Specializes in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Trauma, Hip Arthroscopy & Primary Hip Replacement
Sees patients at our Aspen & Basalt Offices
Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine
Fellowship Director, Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation.
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