ANTERIOR HIP REPLACEMENTS
The Anterior Hip Replacement is a form of hip replacement performed from the front of the hip as opposed to the traditional hip replacement done from the back (Posterior hip replacement) or side of the hip (Anterolateral hip replacement)
The Anterior Hip Replacement is a minimally-invasive technique preserving the muscle and soft tissue. In other words, there are no muscles or tendons cut in this form of hip replacement done through the anterior method.
The Anterior Hip Replacement procedure involves making a small incision in front of the hip joint, as opposed to an incision on the side or back of the hip which is done traditionally.
The incision for the Anterior Hip Replacement can either be vertical (standard anterior hip replacement) or a bikini incision Anterior Hip Replacement where the scar is in the groin crease hidden and is cosmetically pleasing.
The direct Anterior Hip Replacement is also called muscle sparing surgery or soft tissue preserving or minimally-invasive hip replacement, because no muscles are cut to access the hip joint, enabling a much quicker return to normal daily activities.
What does Anterior Hip Replacement surgery involve and Where is the Anterior Hip Replacement Cut ?
The Anterior Hip Replacement cut is placed on the front of the hip, slightly angled towards the outer aspect of the thigh like the image shown below.
ASIS (Anterior superior iliac spine – part of the pelvic bone)