Matthew E. Lovell, M.D., Darryl A. Tannenbaum, M.D., and Sylvester T. Youlo, M.D., of Southern Indiana Orthopedics, now offer hip replacement procedures using the anterior approach for select candidates. Compared to traditional hip replacement, the anterior approach offers a less invasive procedure with less pain and faster recovery times. Candidacy for this innovative procedure can be determined at the practice’s Columbus office.
“Hip replacement surgery is a very successful procedure for degenerative conditions of the hip joint with a long track record of excellent outcomes. Southern Indiana Orthopedics’ surgeons perform several hundred each year with results that are among the national experts using recognized traditional methods of comparison,” says Dr. Tannenbaum. “Recognizing the need to continue to provide state-of-the-art care to our patients, Dr. Lovell, Dr. Youlo and I sought additional training in order to bring anterior hip replacement surgery to our patients.”
Benefits of hip replacement using the anterior approach include:
- Less time spent in a hospital post-operation
- Less postoperative pain
- Quicker recovery time
- Reduced risk of postoperative hip dislocation
“Anterior hip replacement surgery allows a surgeon to reach the hip from the front of the hip as opposed to the side or back of the hip. The biggest benefit of the anterior approach to hip replacement is that it is less invasive for the patient than more traditional approaches,” Dr. Tannenbaum says. “Through this new approach, surgeons are able to replace the damaged hip joint from a vantage point that spares more muscle and healthy soft tissue, which helps patients return to normal activities sooner.”
Read more about this advancement in Becker's Spine Review.