There are a number of ways to get to the hip joint to do a hip replacement, these are referred to as approaches.
The direct anterior approach is a less invasive technique of approaching the hip joint.
The direct anterior approach uses a plane between the muscles at the front of the hip rather than having to split muscles or remove them from the bone. A number of advantages of the direct anterior approach have been reported. These include faster recovery and lower risk of dislocation.
The direct anterior approach is suitable for most but not all patients.
Dr MacKenzie offers the direct anterior approach for suitable patients and can combine this with robotic assisted surgery at Lingard Private Hospital.