Carilion Clinic's orthopaedic surgeons brought the anterior approach to hip replacement technique to our region to help patients recover quicker. This technique enables patients to recover 50 percent faster in almost every case. With advanced imaging technology enabling computer-assisted techniques, our surgeons perform anterior approach hip replacements with increased accuracy and precision. Anterior approach hip replacement is an innovative technique that uses an incision on the front of the body, rather than the side or back, as is the case with traditional hip replacement surgery. This brings less disruption to muscle and tissues and, as a result, less pain, a lower risk of complications and a quicker recovery.

Benefits of this Service:

  • Fewer muscles are affected by the surgery, vastly reducing the lengthy healing process
  • Patients are able to bend and support their body weight faster
  • Not harming the muscles means there is less likelihood of dislocations
  • Discomfort from scar tissue is minimized
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