January 13, 2011
Contact: Bonnie Zimmerman
Director, Marketing and Physician Services
Florida Hospital Waterman
1000 Waterman Way
Tavares, FL 32778
For Immediate Release
Working To Keep Your Body In Motion: The Anterior Approach For Total Hip Replacement
Tavares, FL: For people suffering from hip pain, stiffness and limited movement due to arthritis, surgery may be the best treatment option. Orthopedic surgeon Vrej Manoogian, D.O. is now performing total hip replacement surgery at Florida Hospital Waterman using the anterior approach, which allows the hip joint to be replaced without cutting through or detaching the gluteal muscles. When these muscles are left undisturbed, the healing process and rehabilitation can proceed much more quickly.
“Conventional hip replacement surgery requires patients to limit hip motion for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery,” says Dr. Manoogian. “Anterior hip replacement allows patients to bend their hip immediately after surgery and comfortably bear full weight on their hip quite rapidly. Patients are usually discharged from the hospital in 2 to 5 days following surgery, and they are told to use their hip normally at home, without restrictions.”
While people affected by arthritis are good candidates for this minimally invasive technique, some people are not good candidates for the anterior approach to hip replacement. Your surgeon will determine the best treatment option for you.