Direct anterior approach
Mobile bearing hip
Dr. Watson uses a different approach for hip replacement surgery called the Anterior Approach. The anterior approach is a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery that provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility, because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure. This technique allows the surgeon to work between your muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thighbones - sparing the tissue from trauma. Keeping the muscles intact may also help to prevent dislocations.With the Anterior Approach, the surgeon uses one small incision on the front (anterior) of your hip, as opposed to the side or back. Since the incision is in front, youll avoid the pain of sitting on the incision site.
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