• Is Anterior Hip Replacement Better?

    An orthopaedic surgeon may use the anterior approach to perform a total hip replacement procedure, which involves making an incision on the front of the hip, rather than the back or side. With the anterior approach, the orthopaedic surgeon does not need to detach important muscles at the back or side of the hip, which offers numerous benefits for patients. The anterior approach for hip replacement surgery may reduce post-operative hip pain, improve stability of the implant, and facilitate the recovery.

    Patients may be good candidates for total hip replacement if they experience chronic symptoms such as hip pain and loss of mobility. These symptoms are often caused by osteoarthritis. If left untreated, these hip problems may worsen and may reduce the patient’s quality of life.

    MK Orthopaedics Dr. Ryan Pizinger and Dr. Mukund Komanduri are pleased to offer hip replacement surgery with the anterior approach to help our patients get back on their feet faster. If you would like to schedule a consultation with an orthopaedic doctor in Joliet, call our offices at (815) 741-6900.