Dr. David Kornreich offers patients needing hip replacements the latest in innovative treatment option called the Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement.
The technique allows Dr. David Kornreich to work between the patient‘s muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thighbones—sparing the tissue from trauma. Keeping the muscles intact may also help to prevent dislocations.
With the Anterior Approach, Dr. Kornreich uses one small incision on the front (anterior) of your hip as opposed to the side or back.
Since the incision is in front, the patient avoids the pain of sitting on the incision site.
The Direct Anterior Approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery that provides improvements for the patient:
- the potential for less post-operative pain
- potential for less blood loss
- decreased hospital stay and quicker recovery
- less anesthesia and complications due to prolonged anesthesia use
- improved mobility because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure
- range of motion assessment during surgical procedure (Dr. Kornreich moves the leg and hip joint before completely closing up the incision to test and confirm full range-of-motion for the patient).