Answers to Common Hip Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hip arthritis.

What are the benefits of anterior hip replacement?

Dr. Ryan Bauman explains the benefits of anterior hip replacement. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Anterior hip replacement, a procedure in which the incision is made in the front of the patient rather than through the side or back, is increasingly more common for a number of reasons having to do with its benefits, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon. According to the NIH, patients who have anterior hip replacement as opposed to other surgical hip replacement methods may experience:

  • Less blood loss
  • Decreased dislocation rate
  • Faster recovery
  • Retention of normal muscle strength

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

Source: Ryan Bauman, MD, Orthopedic Institute of Dayton

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