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Direct Anterior Approach

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
  • Smaller Incision
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less risk of dislocation
  • No hip precautions after surgery
  • Minimal scarring

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.