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Hip Replacement

According to the AAPM (American Academy of Pain Medicine), over 100 million Americans suffer from Hip Pain.  That means hip pain affects more people than diabetes and heart disease combined.  The cause of hip pain typically results from arthritis or injury.  Our hip specialists at Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have the experience and expertise to diagnose the cause of the hip pain and recommend the best treatment solutions.  If hip replacement is the primary solution, our team can offer wonderful treatment solutions.

State-of-the-Art Hip Replacement Options

Our team offers two approaches to hip replacement:

  • Anterior Approach
  • Lateral Approach

What Is The Anterior Approach Hip Replacement?

The anterior approach hip replacement accesses the hip joint from the front of the hip, sparing any trauma to tissue.  The surgeon makes a small incision on the front (anterior) of the hip allowing him to work between the muscles and tissue.  This technique keeps the muscles and tissue intact during surgery.

Advantages of Anterior Hip Replacement

Because the incision is in the front of the hip, patients do not experience the sort of pain caused by sitting on the incision area. Other advantages are:

  • Smaller Incision
  • Reduced Risk of Dislocation
  • Less Blood Loss
  • Less Pain

At Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Diehl performs the Anterior Approach to hip replacement.  To learn if you are a candidate for this approach, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Diehl.

What Is The Lateral Approach Hip Replacement?

The lateral approach hip replacement  accesses the hip joint from the side of the hip, allowing preservation of the posterior soft tissue and muscle.  The surgeon makes an incision on the side (lateral) of the hip allowing him direct access to the hip.  This technique reduces the risk of dislocation and hip instability.

Advantages of Lateral Hip Replacement

Because the incision is made on the side of the hip, the primary benefit of the Lateral Approach is reduced injury to the posterior capsule and not inadvertently injuring the abductor muscles.  Other advantages are:

  • Reduced Risk of Dislocation
  • Reduced Risk of Hip Instability

At Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Maurer performs the Lateral Approach to hip replacement.  To learn if you are a candidate for this approach, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Maurer.

Accepting New Patients

We are currently accepting new patients considering hip replacement. To schedule an appointment, please call our Frisco clinic at (214) 705-2861.

 

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Phone: (214) 705-2861