Direct Superior Hip Replacement

Total joint replacement surgery is one of the most advanced successful procedures in patients dealing with severe hip and knee pain. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and restore the normal functioning of the joint and help patient resume normal activities.

Over the past few years, there have been great advances in the treatment options, implants, and minimally invasive techniques. The latest techniques in joint replacement, such as direct superior hip replacement, have resulted in improved outcomes without the need for hip precautions.

What is direct superior approach?

Direct Superior Hip Replacement is a minimally invasive hip surgery to replace the hip joint without cutting through any muscles or tendons.  Traditional hip replacement involves cutting major muscles to access the hip joint. Normally, after a traditional hip replacement, your surgeon would give you instructions on hip precautions to allow the cut muscles to heal.

However, for Superior Hip Replacement patients, hip precautions are not necessary due to a muscle sparing anatomic technique.

Advantages of direct superior hip replacements include:

  • Less postoperative pain
  • Minimal soft-tissue trauma
  • Smaller incision
  • Less scarring
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Quicker recovery
  • Early mobilization
  • Less postoperative restrictions
  • Short hospital stay