Total Hip Arthroplasty

Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty Overview

Total hip arthroplasty is a treatment option for severe hip arthritis. There are several hip arthroplasty approaches. The newest and least invasive is an anterior approach. Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) joint replacement experts specialize in anterior approach total hip arthroplasty.

How is anterior approach total hip arthroplasty performed?

Anterior total hip arthroplasty is performed under general anesthesia. A CONA joint replacement specialist:

  • Accesses the joint front the front of the hip where there are no large muscles
  • Removes arthritic bone and cartilage
  • Bonds perfectly sized components to bone

Total procedure time is 1-2 hours. The new hip moves properly and does not cause pain.

What conditions does anterior approach total hip arthroplasty treat?


Anterior hip arthroplasty is the ideal treatment option for severe arthritis that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Procedure candidates are usually in good physical condition and are able to maintain a healthy weight.

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