According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, hip replacement surgery has proven to be one of the most successful procedures for restoring a patient’s functional quality of life.
If a patient is experiencing chronic pain from hip arthritis (which normally creates pain in the front groin area) and limited ability to engage in his or her usual daily activities, it may be time to discuss treatment options, and possibly joint replacement, with your New Orleans orthopedic surgeon.
Anterior hip replacement is a procedure that has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years, because it takes a different approach than conventional hip replacement.
In conventional hip replacement, particular muscles or tendons are severed in order to get to the hip joint and perform the surgery. However, with the anterior approach, your New Orleans orthopedic surgeon uses a muscle gap located in front of the hip joint that goes in between the muscles and tendons, rather than cutting them to get to the joint.
By causing less damage to the surrounding tissue, the intended benefits of anterior hip replacement include a shorter hospital stay, less pain after surgery, and a faster recovery period. Advancements in hip replacement procedures are significantly improving quality of life for patients suffering from incapacitating joint disease, and allowing them to return to normal activities within a few months or less.
New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer is an expert at performing joint replacement surgeries. He is one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in the area, having performed thousands of successful total hip and knee replacement surgeries using computer technology.
If you are suffering from joint pain, you don’t have to! Don’t suffer in silence…call our office today to schedule a consultation!