Anterior Hip Replacement Approach

A Muscle Sparing Hip Procedure

When performing an Anterior Hip Replacement, Dr. Stephen Mendelson utilizes a smaller incision than with traditional hip replacement surgery and has the ability to work between the leg muscles without detaching them from the thigh bones. This procedure also allows Dr. Mendelson to preserve the tissue that keeps your joint tight, which reduces the risk of dislocation after surgery. Dislocation is when your hip comes out of the socket. While every patient’s experience may differ, the Anterior Supine Hip Procedure is designed to provide a number of benefits

  • Accelerated recovery time and reduced pain, due to the minimal trauma to muscles, tendons and nerves
  • Reduced scarring from the use of a smaller incision than with traditional total hip replacement
  • More rapid stability of the hip, because the muscles are not disrupted during the procedure
  • Possible accelerated recovery time because key muscles are not detached during the operation

Not everyone is a patient is a candidate for anterior approached; however, we encourage you to talk with your surgeon about the safest and most successful experience.

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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Our highly experienced and regarded orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect bones, joints, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and nerves of the extremities and spine. They are proud to be affiliated with both St. Mary Mercy Hospital and St. John Macomb Hospital..

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You’ll have the advantage of the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in back and neck pain. A team approach to your spinal problems may include physical therapy, medication, exercise, weight loss and therapeutic spinal injections. Additionally, we offer the area’s best orthopedic spine surgeons for repair or reconstruction of structural disorders.

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The pain management / physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians at Mendelson Kornblum have a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge regarding pain-relieving techniques and treatments. Areas of specialty include back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, pinched nerves, post-surgical pain, cancer-related pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and rehabilitation for back and neck injuries. If you have acute or chronic pain that affects your mobility and ability to function, Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics can help restore your quality of life.

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Our rehabilitation approach complements your surgeon’s intervention with continual sharing of diagnostic information that can help promote a speedy recovery. In addition, due to our exclusive dedication to orthopedic conditions, we have developed many techniques that can significantly reduce the amount of pain during your rehabilitation.