Anterior Hip Replacement

What Is Anterior Hip Replacement?

Very often, certain parts of the body just give up due to long wear and tear. For example, if the patient’s knees are damaged beyond repair, and the patient needs to continue leading a normal life, then the only way out is usually a knee replacement Tasmania. There are a few specific parts of the body which are more prone to wear and tear due to ageing, like the knee as mentioned above, or even the hip or the shoulder. These not only take a lot of loads (in terms of weight) during the lifetime of the person, but they also take a lot of a load of movement of the body. Even though the shoulder does not actually carry any load, it still goes through a lot of punishment in its lifetime, often requiring shoulder replacement Hobart. But by far the most critical part is the hip because it not only bears a lot of weight but also is responsible for sideways and up and down movement of the body. Let us look at one specific type of hip replacement in detail.

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Historically hip replacement surgery has been performed after an incision on the posterior of the patient. But for the last few decades, anterior hip replacement in Hobart has become more popular. The thing that has changed and improved over the years is the development of better tools and techniques allowing surgeons to get the job done even with smaller incisions. This entry from the front helps the surgeon to reach the joint by the process of separating the surrounding muscles rather than cutting them (and later attaching them back). That is why this method is also called the muscle-sparing hip replacement process. The surgeon carrying out the procedure gets a much better view of the hip socket without destroying or cutting through the muscles. Almost every orthopaedic surgeon Hobart tasked with carrying out a total hip replacement procedure prefers to follow the anterior hip replacement route.

There are some disadvantages to this process too, though. Patients have reported feeling a burning or tingling sensation along the thigh during the procedure. Specific tools and even a specific operating table is needed for this procedure, so it can’t be carried out by a knee specialist Hobart.

It is much better to have the procedure carried out at a reputed facility like Watson Orthopaedics, where all necessary arrangements and the best medical specialists would be available.

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