"April 1, 2012, I had an anterior right hip replacement by Dr Lynch. In 2006, I had posterior left hip replacement. The differences between the anterior and posterior procedures are night and day. The anterior hip replacement had almost no pain and no restrictions at all. If it just hurts, do not do it. The posterior approach has very specific total hip precautions for six to twelve weeks, which include no bending past 90 degrees, no internal rotation or turning the leg inward, and no crossing the leg. It is also painful to sit and lay in bed. It also cuts muscles, which the anterior approach just spreads the muscles apart. I am very happy and would always recommend the anterior approach to hip replacement if possible. Also, Dr. Lynch and his team, plus Deaconess Hospital were just great!" -- Dennis K.
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