Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Helping you to regain function and return to your favorite activities without pain as quickly as possible.

Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints. It is a ball and socket joint in which the surface is covered by smooth articular cartilage which acts as a cushion and enables smooth movements of the joint.

It is our objective for you to regain function and return to your favorite activities without pain as quickly as possible.  This is why we typically recommend beginning physical therapy the next day.  In some cases, physical therapy may be recommended prior to surgery.

A number of diseases and conditions can damage the cartilage.  Total hip replacement surgery is an option to relieve severe arthritis pain that limits your daily activities.  A joint replacement is usually only recommended once more conservative treatment options, such as anti-inflammatory medications or physical therapy, have failed to relieve the symptoms.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.  The incision is made over the hip to expose the joint.  Once the socket is cleaned and the damaged or arthritic bone is removed, the new “socket” component is inserted into the socket using screws or occasionally bone cement.  A liner made of plastic, ceramic, or metal is placed inside the component.

The femur (thigh bone) is then prepared by removing the arthritic bone using special instruments, to exactly fit the new metal “ball” component.  The femoral component is then inserted to the bone either by a press fit or using bone cement.

Then the femoral head component, made of metal or ceramic, is placed on the femoral stem. All the new parts are secured in place using special cement. The muscles and tendons around the new joint are repaired and the incision is closed.

Total hip replacement is one of the most successful orthopedic procedures performed for patients with hip arthritis. This procedure can relieve pain, restore function, improve your movements at work and play, and provide you with a better quality of life.

  • Can’t say enough good things about Dr Chaudhary. He gave me a new hip and two new knees. Proof is in the pudding! Walking pain free, no limp, no problems what so ever. I highly recommend him to anyone!  -David