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Hip replacement surgery is
considered for people suffering from arthritic hip pain that severely limits
the activities of daily living. It is only recommended after careful
examination and diagnosis of your particular joint problem, and only after more
conservative measures such as exercise, physical therapy and medications have
A relatively new approach to hip replacement in the United
States, anterior approach hip
replacement is a unique muscle-sparing procedure that uses the natural
muscle at the front of the hip to access the hip joint and insert a hip
prosthesis. This allows the surgeon to simply move the muscles that surround
the hip joint, typically causing less trauma than traditional techniques since
the muscles are not cut.
Short and long-term
benefits to the patient with an anterior approach include:
Dr. William Peace, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon
with Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center, performs the anterior approach hip
replacement at OrthoColorado Hospital. He has received numerous honors for
his research and work and has written several chapters for medical textbooks on
orthopedic topics. He often speaks on the anterior approach at community
Our expert physicians are highly experienced in hip replacement surgery.
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