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Anterior Hip Replacement

A newer, minimally invasive technique

Anterior hip replacement is a newer, minimally invasive technique that has replaced the traditional posterior hip replacement procedure. The difference with the anterior approach is how the surgeon opens the body to reach the hip joint.

“Anterior” refers to the front. In this surgery, only one small incision is made on the front of the hip to perform the replacement. This allows the surgeon to simply separate the muscles, rather than cutting and reattaching them to access the joint. Less trauma to the muscle tissue means a faster recovery, less weakness and no restrictions on activity.

Anterior Hip Replacement Specialist

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Thomas McGovern specializes in minimally invasive anterior hip replacement surgery. He uses the state of the art hana® table to ideally position patients for anterior hip replacement.

If you are interested in the anterior hip replacement approach, please call our orthopedic office at 603-778-7975.

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Anterior Approach Surgery