Welcome to Anterior Approach to Total Hip Replacement

Needing a hip replacement is a serious and scary decision. There is a time when the pain is great, your activity level has dropped to nothing and the pain medications no long take the pain away. That is the time when most people start looking for an answer.

There are so many hip replacement devices, surgical approaches and orthopedic surgeons. How do you decide what is right for you? Of course, the best information comes from a surgeon who has viewed your x-rays and checked your physical condition. However, it is always reassuring to know what the surgeon is talking … Read the rest

Dr. Daniel Harmon Discusses the Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement 2016

Published on Jan 24, 2016 More than 300,000 people have complete hip replacement surgeries in the U.S. every year.

“What happens is the bone wears away, there becomes a pain generator within the hip joint, and you have to remove the arthritic portions of the joint and replace those arthritic portions,” says Dr. Daniel Harmon, who is an orthopedic surgeon on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System.

New surgical techniques are resulting in less discomfort and shorter recovery times. The anterior or frontal approach is less likely to result in complications from conventional surgery.

“In the traditional approaches you … Read the rest

Dr. Dan Albright Discusses Why the Anterior Approach is Best 2016

Streamed live on Feb 13, 2015

Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, North Carolina, explains the difference between anterior, posterior and lateral approaches to hip replacement surgery and why he prefers the anterior approach over the others.

Transcription of video:

Why is the anterior approach for total hip replacement surgery better than other approaches?

Hello. My name is Dr. Dan Albright. I’m an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, North Carolina and I specialize in hip replacement operations.

I started to practice in 1994 and trained a lot specifically in anterior approach in my training and then in my fellowship … Read the rest

Gary’s Bilateral Anterior THR by Dr. Schnaubelt 2015

Published on Oct 13, 2015

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Hip replacement surgery is a common procedure. You probably have a family member, neighbor or a friend that has gone through it. But what about having both hips replaced at the same time?

Gary, an active 50-year-old Clintonville man had both hips replaced with the anterior approach by Dr. Michael Schnaubelt. He has been involved with officiating high school sports all over Wisconsin for more than 25 years, as well as coaching football, softball, Little League baseball, and playing golf and softball.

In 2010, Gary’s hip pain began. “I thought it was … Read the rest