What Is Anterior Hip Replacement?

Anterior hip replacement surgery is a unique, minimally invasive procedure that requires the surgeon to access the joint from the front of the hip while using a specialized surgical table. This approach varies from the traditional method, which is from the side or rear. 

Performing the hip replacement from this new vantage point means that the muscles attached to the hip do not need to be cut; they can simply be moved aside instead. Surgeons who offer anterior hip replacement have completed additional training in the advanced techniques required in the anterior approach and use of the specialized table and equipment.

Patients who have undergone this type of hip replacement often experience: 

  • Quicker healing
  • Less pain during recovery
  • Shorter hospital stays after surgery
  • Same-day return to standing and walking

If you are living with hip pain, you may benefit from a specialized care plan designed by our joint replacement specialists, from anterior hip replacement to more conservative treatment options. To consult with one of our experts at Tri-County Orthopedics, request an appointment online or call (973) 775-9283.