Total hip replacement surgery is generally recommended when a patient’s quality of life is being affected by arthritis within the joint and conservative (or non-operative) treatment options (such as analgesics or anti-inflammatory medications) are no longer helping.
The anterior hip replacement (also known as DAA or Direct Anterior Arthroplasty) involves approaching the hip joint from the front of your hip rather than through the back or the side. With this approach, the muscles are not divided, allowing for
- a faster recovery
- a lower risk of dislocation
- no need for hip precautions
- less pain. and
- a shorter hospital stay.
Revision hip replacement surgery may be recommended because part or all of your previous hip replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to more significant operations replacing all of the components.