Anterolateral Total Hip Replacement
A minimally-invasive procedure, anterolateral total hip replacement is performed through a small incision on the anterior, or side, of the hip. Because muscles and tendons are not disturbed, the prosthetic joint is more likely to remain in place during the recovery process. Patients who have had anterolateral hip replacement do not have the same movement restrictions as those who have had a posterior total hip replacement. This procedure typically results in less pain, quicker recovery and faster return to everyday activities.
The Joint Replacement Center surgical team, led by the skilled surgeons at Maine Medical Partners – Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, have performed more anterolateral total hip replacement surgeries than any other hospital in Maine.