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ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Total Hip Replacement

ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement is a technology-assisted, minimally invasive procedure for hip replacement surgery that is associated with less pain1,2,3 faster recovery1,3,4 and reduced length of stay1,4,5 versus traditional approaches.

Hip replacement is a common surgery, with more than 400,000 procedures performed in the United States each year6. However, surgeons may choose from different approaches to perform their patients’ surgeries. Surgical approach is the way surgeons make incisions so they can operate on the bones that make up the hip joint. The anterior approach to hip replacement is a minimally invasive surgical technique in which surgeons make an incision at the front of the hip and work between muscles to keep them intact, instead of working through the buttocks or the side of the hip, which is common with traditional hip replacement.

Approach Incisions

An innovative way to perform the anterior approach is called ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement and is now being performed by Mark Hood, MD.

ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement goes beyond the anterior approach technique and includes technologies to help improve the surgical experience for patients. These include:

  • KINCISE™ Surgical Automated System, an exclusive DePuy Synthes technology, which enables surgeons to automate and improve the precision of key steps during hip replacement surgery.
  • VELYS™ Hip Navigation, also an exclusive DePuy Synthes technology, which aids in accurate implant placement.
  • The Hana® Orthopedic Table was designed to allow surgeons better access to the hip joint to support accurate leg length assessment and implant placement. (Other orthopedic tables may also be utilized with this approach.)
  • Clinically successful hip replacement implants that are designed to act much like a natural hip, enabling smooth movement, increasing joint stability and reducing pain.

Potential benefits of ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement for patients may include:

  • Less pain1,2,3
  • Faster recovery1,3,4
  • Reduced length of stay in the hospital1,4,5
  • Fewer narcotics needed to relieve pain after surgery2,5,7,8 compared to patients treated with traditional approaches

ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement is a strong option for patients who avoided hip replacement surgery because they feared a lengthy and painful recovery. ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement helps patients get back to living their lives sooner1,2,3,8.

Things to Discuss with Your Surgeon before an ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement

  • Am I a candidate for ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement?
  • What are the other hip replacement techniques and technologies available? How do they compare to ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement?
  • What are the benefits and risks of ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover and rehabilitate from ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement surgery?
  • What is my role in recovery and rehabilitation?
  • If I choose to undergo ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE Hip Replacement surgery, will I be able to resume daily activities?

Additional Resources

The website links below provide additional information on treatment options for hip pain, including rehabilitation, finding a surgeon in your area and stories from patients who overcame their hip pain. In addition, you can enroll in OA MY WAY®, a personalized program designed to help motivate, educate and support those who are considering hip replacement surgery:

Important Safety Information

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of hip replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks, and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not undergo this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can determine if hip replacement surgery is an option for you

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  1. Barrett WP, et al. “Prospective Randomized Study of Direct Anterior vs Postero-Lateral Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty.” The Journal of Arthroplasty 2013; (28): 1634-1638.
  2. Zawadsky MW, et al. “Early Outcome Comparison Between the Direct Anterior Approach and the MiniIncision Posterior Approach for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: 150 Consecutive Cases.” The Journal of Arthroplasty 2014; (29): 1256-1260.
  3. Bourne MH, et al. “A comparison between direct anterior surgery of the hip (DASH) and the anterolateral (AL) surgical approach to THA: Postoperative outcomes.” 2010 AAOS New Orleans, LA, Poster #014.
  4. Kamath A, Chitnis A, Holy C, et al. Medical resource utilization and costs for total hip arthroplasty: benchmarking an anterior approach technique in the Medicare population. J Med Econ. 2017; 1-7.
  5. Petis SM, et al. “In Hospital Cost Analysis of THA: Does Surgical Approach Matter?” The Journal of Arthroplasty 2016; (31)” 53-58.
  6. 2019 GlobalData Medical Intelligence Center (190219): 39-Country Hip Reconstruction Market Model Dataset.
  7. Miller LE, Gondusky JS, Bhattacharyya S, Kamath AK, Boettner F, Wright J. Does Surgical Approach Affect Outcomes in Total Hip Arthroplasty Through 90 Days of Follow-Up? A Systematic Review With MetaAnalysis. J Arthroplasty. 2017: 33(4); 1296-1302.
  8. Schweppe et al. Does Surgical Approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty Affect Rehabilitation, Discharge Disposition, and Readmission Rate? Surgical Technology International XXIII. 2013. Orthopedic Surgery, 219-227.

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