Anterior Hip Replacement
Dr. Thomas McGovern is experienced in anterior hip replacement, a newer, minimally invasive technique that has replaced the standard posterior approach. “Anterior” refers to the front. In this surgery, only one small incision is made on the front of the hip to perform the replacement. Additionally, this allows the surgeon to simply separate the muscles, rather than cutting and reattaching them to access the joint. Less trauma to the muscle tissue means a faster recovery, less weakness and no restrictions on activity.
Dr. McGovern uses the hana® table for anterior hip replacements. The hana® is a state of the art surgery table that allows the patient to be positioned ideally for hip replacement through the front using a small incision.
If you are interested or would like more information about the anterior hip replacement approach, please call our orthopedic office at 603-778-7975.