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What are the benefits of anterior hip surgery?

Due to the technique deployed in this surgery, anterior hip interventions entail a series of benefits for patients.

This minimally-invasive surgical procedure is performed through a small incision made on the front side of the leg. This frontal entry point allows the surgeon to reach the joint easier and avoid cutting the muscles.

As a result of the minimized muscle damage, the anterior approach is often associated with a faster recovery process and a shorter hospital stay. After anterior hip surgery, patients typically have to follow fewer restrictions in order to minimize the risk of hip dislocation.

The Main Advantages of Anterior Hip Surgery

  • Less muscle damage - there are fewer major muscles at the front of the hip.
  • Less pain - less muscle damage results in less pain after surgery and requires less pain medication.
  • Faster post-operative recovery - patients can use crutches or a walker and can walk on their own sooner than patients who have had traditional hip surgery.
  • Low risk of hip dislocation - anterior hip surgery does not damage the muscles and soft tissue structures that prevent the hip from dislocation.
  • Shorter hospitalization - patients with anterior hip surgery can expect a shorter hospitalization time.
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