At the University of Vermont Medical Center we offer innovative approaches to health care that improve the quality of life for our patients and our community. The UVM Medical Center offers the anterior approach surgery for many patients needing a total hip replacement. The approach allows our orthopedic surgeons to perform a complex procedure with low risk of complications and reduced recovery time.
Anterior Hip Replacement - What you need to know
Anterior hip replacement is an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery where doctors approach the hip joint between the muscles to limit soft tissue trauma. This approach maximizes the potential for early recovery and minimizes the risk of hip dislocation.
- Potential for faster recovery time and less post-operative pain
- Potential for less time spent in the hospital
- No standard hip precautions required
- Facilitates accurate implant placement
During surgery, the patient is placed on a Hana Table, a state-of-the-art operating table, which allows the surgeon to move the position of the leg for optimal exposure in the least invasive way. X-ray imaging is typically used throughout the procedure to confirm position of the implant.
Experienced, Trusted Expertise
At the UVM Medical Center, our highly skilled orthopedic team has extensive experience having performed this procedure hundreds of times.
Your care will be led by highly skilled surgeons and specialists that will guide you through every aspect of your care from initial visits to post-operative care and follow-up.
Who is a Candidate for Anterior Hip Surgery?
Anterior Hip Replacement can be performed on patients that suffer from hip arthritis and need total hip replacement surgery. Not all patients with hip arthritis qualify for this procedure. Talk to your doctor or call to make an appointment at 802-847-2663.