Anterior Hip Replacement in La Grange, KY
Baptist Health La Grange: Easing Pain with Anterior Hip Replacement
Learn about anterior hip replacement surgery provided by the highly skilled surgeons and experienced therapists at Baptist Health in La Grange, KY.
The team approach to Anterior Hip Replacement in La Grange, KY, HealthTalks Transcript:
Jonathon Lindner, MD:
I recommend anterior hip replacement surgery to patients who begin to develop severe arthritis in their hip that is significantly limiting their activities of daily living, especially when they become a fall risk or they're no longer able to do the things that they enjoy. With anterior hip replacement surgery, we are able to perform this procedure through a smaller incision in the front of the hip. This allows us to spread through muscle planes. We do not need to cut any muscle. We're able to use intraoperative X-ray to perfectly position the implants to make sure we can restore the patient's native anatomy to give them the best possible outcome. Patients will have less post-operative restrictions and a lower risk of dislocation.
I think the best benefit for patients is that they don't have to travel to a major metropolitan area to have the same benefits and receive the same [advanced] techniques for surgical intervention for hip replacement surgery. Being able to have it done at a smaller institution, we're usually able to get patients scheduled [more] quickly. Patients get more one-on-one care in a smaller institution. We have physical therapy on site that will work with the patients the same day, before they go home. Overall, I think it's an excellent thing to have here.
I find this to be incredibly rewarding. It's a life-changing operation for patients. They're some of the happiest patients I work with on a day-to-day basis. They have excellent recovery. Most of them have no pain by the time they come [back] in two weeks.