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Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach)

Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Symptoms

Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - How to prevent?

Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Causes and Risk Factors

Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Diagnosis

Total Hip Replacement (Direct Anterior Approach) - Treatments

Total Hip Replacement

The primary reason is to relieve the painful symptoms and improve your quality of life.

The surgeon will makes an incision over your hip. Damaged cartilage is removed and replaced with artificial parts. The artificial parts are usually made up of metal, ceramic or polyethylene (high grade plastics). One part of the implant will fit over the pelvic bone and the other over the thigh bone (femur).

Risks of Surgery

Complications will be explained to you by your surgeon before surgery. You will be required to sign an informed consent prior to surgery.
The potential risks are:
  • Infection - Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Stiffness - Leg Length Discrepancy
  • Nerve and blood vessels injury - Dislocation
  • Loosening and wear of prosthesis - Periprosthetic Fracture

Duration of Hospital Stay

  • This could be either a day surgery with discharge on the same day
  • May require 1-2 days of hospitalisation


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