Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
The anterior approach accesses the hip joint from the front of the upper thigh, in an area where the body typically has less fat or muscle. This can potentially cause less tissue damage during hip replacement surgery.
There may be benefits to the anterior approach, which can get you back to your normal life faster.
Potential benefits include:
- Faster recovery
- Less pain
- Less muscle trauma
- Smaller incision
- Fewer hip precautions and restrictions immediately following surgery
Many Henry Ford surgeons use the HANA table for this approach. The HANA table helps surgeons position you for better access to the hip joint. They use a small incision to access the joint near the top front of the thighbone.
There are risks and benefits to any surgical approach to hip replacement surgery. Not everyone is a candidate for all approaches. We encourage you to talk with your surgeon about their preferred approach to provide you with the safest, most successful experience.