The direct anterior approach for hip replacement is a new, minimally-invasive and rapid recovery technique. Unlike other approaches, this surgery is performed without detaching any of the stabilizing muscles around the hip, leading to a potentially faster recovery.
Advantages to this approach can include:
Shorter hospital stay
Shorter recovery time
Less risk of dislocation
No hip precautions after surgery
Dr. Konopka performs the direct anterior approach to hip replacement at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Call for an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for this innovative surgical technique.