Anterior Hip Replacement
Dr. Peters brings a new procedure to our region called anterior hip replacement. Currently performed by about 20% of orthopaedic surgeons across the country, this innovative procedure involves making an incision at the front of the hip instead of going through the buttocks or the side of the hip.
Dr. Peters performs the anterior surgical approach to reach the hip socket, one of the body's largest joints, without cutting through major muscle groups. This type of hip replacement does not require splitting or dividing muscles and tendons from the femur - the longest bone in the body - in order to access the hip joint. Because the major muscle groups of the hip are largely left untouched, this surgery is considered to be muscle sparing.
Study results have shown that many patients recover quicker, have less post-operative pain, discontinue use of a cane or walker sooner, and return to their normal walking pattern earlier. Because the major muscle groups remain intact, many people don't need to limit their movements during their recovery period and can perform daily activities like bending over or crossing their legs.
For those who are not candidates for the anterior hip replacement, both Dr. Peters and Dr. Simon offer an alternate surgical approach to replace a hip that has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture or other condition.
For more information, call Salem Orthopaedic Surgery at 330-332-7840.