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Learn about Anterior Hip Replacement

Hip pain can be a serious menace to one’s life if not managed well. People suffering from the condition cannot engage in the activities they love to do in their daily lives. The situation, however, should not be a problem since medical procedures have successfully managed to bring it under control. It is managed through replacing the damaged part of the body joints through a medical process. Anterior hip replacement is one of the most important medical procedures observed by orthopedics in the region.

Hip replacement—What Is It?

It is a surgical process in which damaged and diseased parts of the painful joint are removed and replaced with new ones. The new parts are man made. This process considerably reduces joint pain, and patients can swiftly assume their initial function after a successful procedure. The treated individuals can move faster and resume their normal jobs.

According to doctors, the major aim of the surgical process is to relieve joint pain by making them work together to improve the walking and movements of affected persons. The risks associated with the process are low, and as the individual engages in frequent physical exercise, the pain and stiffness subsides. Joint pain can occur among people aged from 15 to 20 years and above. It is most common among seniors.

How Does it Work?

In the surgical process, the surgeons do cut an incision on the front (anterior) part of the body; it can take weeks or months for the part to heal. Larger muscles are not cut because of the anterior approach; much work is done between the muscles. This approach is advisable as there are minimal chances of complications after the procedure. According to orthopedists performing the procedure, the process is less risky, and the chances of patients damaging their nerves and dislocating their hips are largely minimal.

What Are the Benefits of the Medical Procedure?

Patients often report an accelerated recovery with the anterior approach, as well fewer post-operative restrictions. The anterior hip replacement is also a profound remedy to restore the discrepancies of leg lengths. This implies that the lengths of the patient’s legs can be restored so that neither is longer than the other. The method is not associated with many medical risks.

The common causes of injuries and conditions leading to anterior hip replacements are arthritis, bursitis, fracture, dysplasia, and dislocation as observed by surgeons in the region.

If you would like to request a consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI), please call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. OSI is Northeast Wisconsin’s exclusive provider of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Hips & Knees. OSI has convenient locations to serve you. In addition to the flagship facility in Appleton, you will find outreach clinics in New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location serving the Green Bay area, inside the NOVO Health Clinic in De Pere. The Appleton location also has a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.

For post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation, Recovery Inn is located on the campus of the Orthopedic & Sports Institute in Appleton (OSI). This skilled nursing facility was the first orthopedics-only recovery facility in the nation attached to a surgery center. At OSI, you can have your surgery and rehab without leaving the building. Physical and occupational therapy take place steps from your room, where you will be rehabbing with the nationally recognized therapists from Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Recovery Inn Executive Director Shaena Van Handel at 920.560.1066.

OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.