The Direct Anterior Approach: A Breakthrough Technique for Hip Replacement Surgery

Why Muscle Damage Matters in Hip Replacement Surgery

  • In conventional hip replacement techniques, the surgeon detaches muscles and tendons from the hip bone to access the joint.
  • Detaching the gluteal and abductor muscles leads to more pain, stiffness, weakness, and prolonged recovery.
  • The altered mechanics can cause a limp or abnormal gait pattern.
  • Detached muscles cannot dynamically stabilize the new hip joint, increasing dislocation risk.

Why the Direct Anterior Hip Technique is a Game Changer

  • With the anterior approach, the hip joint is replaced through a small incision at the front of the hip.
  • The surgeon carefully separates the muscles along natural tissue planes rather than cutting them.
  • Key benefits:
    • Less pain
    • Faster recovery
    • Lower dislocation risk
    • More natural gait
    • Smaller scar

Expert Surgeon Dr. Herrick Siegel Specializes in the Direct Anterior Hip Technique

  • Performing the anterior approach requires technical mastery beyond traditional methods.
  • Dr. Herrick J. Siegel has specialized expertise in the direct anterior hip approach.
  • His skills include:
    • Meticulous exposure of the hip joint
    • State-of-the-art orthopaedic instruments
    • Computer navigation technology
    • Custom cutting guides
    • Specialized implant components

Is the Minimally Invasive Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Right for You?

  • If you have debilitating hip arthritis, anterior hip replacement can offer renewed mobility and freedom from pain.
  • This procedure allows quick return to normal activities with natural movement and stability.
  • You may be a candidate if:
    • Everyday activities are difficult due to hip arthritis
    • Pain persists despite conservative treatments
    • Pain is reducing your quality of life
    • X-rays show severe joint damage
    • You are committed to necessary rehabilitation
    • You want a minimally invasive approach

Schedule a Consultation with Birmingham's Foremost Expert in Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

  • Call Siegel Orthopaedics to schedule with Dr. Herrick J. Siegel, an internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon.
  • With his expertise, you can expect:
    • Rapid recovery
    • Natural movement free of limitations
    • Long-lasting results
  • Regain your active lifestyle and independence again!

Contact Dr. Herrick Siegel

Not completely satisfied with your joint replacement? Are you continually letting pain limit your day? Dr. Herrick J. Siegel may be able to help.