Hip

Hip

St. Luke’s team of hip specialists has extensive experience treating conditions involving hip pain resulting from arthritis or injury. Treatments range from minimally invasive hip arthroscopy to total joint replacement.

Conditions We Treat

  • Hip arthritis (related both to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Hip fractures and injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Hip reconstruction and hip replacement (including Anterior Hip Approach)
  • Labral tear

St. Luke’s – The Region’s Leader in Anterior Hip Approach

The Anterior Approach is an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery. This technique approaches the hip joint from the front as opposed to the side or back. Unlike traditional hip surgery, a surgeon can work between your muscles without detaching them from the hip or thigh-bones. These important muscles are left relatively undisturbed and are therefore spared a lengthy healing process. Keeping these muscles intact also helps prevent dislocations. Keeping these muscles intact also helps prevent dislocations. Further, since the incision is on the front side of the leg, you may be spared scar tissue or the pain of sitting.

The Anterior Approach utilizes a technologically advanced table and special instruments. This table allows your surgeon to precisely position your hip for surgery, enabling your surgeon to accurately position the replacement components for proper hip joint mechanics. Special instruments and implant components allow for less tissue disruption, which can shorten the healing process.

St. Luke’s Orthopedic experts discuss new concepts in hip surgery. Watch the Talk With Your Doctor episode now.

Learn more about the anterior hip approach that may be an option for you.