Patient Info Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement Surgery
New hip surgery with less recovery time
The Anterior Approach total hip replacement surgery is an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery and provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility for the patient. The surgeon approaches his patient’s hip from the front instead of the side (anterolateral) or buttocks (posterior) and works between the patient’s muscle and tendon rather than cutting through it. This spares the tissue from trauma.
Morning Blend interview on June 26, 2015
About the interior approach total hip replacement
Press release: Less invasive alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery
Council Bluffs, IA 08/26/2015 – Pauline Kapoun, 60, had put off hip replacement surgery for years until the pain made walking and daily activities difficult. That was when she decided to see Dr. C. Kent Boese, an orthopedic surgeon with Miller Orthopedic Specialists, who performs a less invasive technique for hip replacement surgery called the Anterior Approach. This procedure helped Pauline, and other patients, recover sooner with less pain and fewer restrictions than traditional hip replacement surgery.
The Anterior Approach allows the surgeon to work between the patient’s muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thighbones, sparing the tissue from trauma. In traditional approaches to hip replacement, surgeons make the incision on the back or side, which requires them to cut and detach muscles to get to the hip.
“Many candidates for hip replacement surgery come in expecting a long and sometimes painful recovery and they are quite relieved to learn that we have a way that can get them back on their feet and to their normal activities much sooner than they think,” explained Dr. Boese.
“I could not believe that, when I came to, I felt great,” Pauline said. She was walking several days after the surgery, sometimes without a walker or cane. She continues, “My experience has been wonderful and to me, this surgery was life-changing. Two months after surgery, I am back to activities I love without dealing with the pain.”
Dr. Boese of Miller Orthopedic Specialists has several clinics throughout Southwest Iowa and Nebraska including Council Bluffs, Clarinda, Denison, Manning, and Omaha. Miller Orthopedic Specialists has served the Council Bluffs/Omaha area for over 40 years. The goal is to restore patients to optimum health as quickly and safely as possible.
For more information about the Anterior Approach or to schedule a consultation for this procedure, please call the main office at 712-323-5333.