Anterior hip replacement surgery is performed using a specially designed surgical table, called a hana® table. The hana table allows for hyperextension, adduction and external rotation of the hip to an extent not possible with conventional tables. While utilizing the table, orthopedic surgeons Joseph Dobner, MD and Dana Soucy, MD are able to replace the hip without detachment of the muscles or tendons from the hip or thigh bones.
With the anterior approach, a small 4-5" inch incision is made near the upper thigh. The muscles are then pushed aside, giving the surgeon access to the hip socket to perform the replacement. No muscles at any time during the procedure are split or detached.
For the patient, benefits of anterior hip replacement surgery include:
- faster recovery
- less pain
- smaller incision
- less blood loss
- less scarring
For more information about anterior hip replacement surgery at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, or to schedule a consultation, please call (502) 226-1655 or (877) 376-2631.