Who are good candidates for anterior hip replacement?

Dr. Ryan Bauman explains who may be good candidates for anterior hip replacement. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Almost all patients are eligible for anterior hip replacement than they are for other minimally-invasive methods, according to Ryan Bauman, MD, Premier Health. The anterior, or front, of the body is thinner than the back, so patients of any size can be considered for the procedure, said Bauman.

The procedure has gained popularity recently due to benefits such as faster recovery, less loss of muscle strength and decreased dislocation rate, according to National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon.

For more information about anterior hip replacement, talk to your doctor.

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