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Total Hip Replacement, Anterior Approach

Total Hip Replacement, Anterior Approach

Total Hip Replacement, Anterior Approach

Hip replacement surgery removes the damaged joint lining and replaces the joint surfaces with an artificial implant that functions similar to a normal hip. A minimally invasive alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery is anterior hip replacement surgery. This hip replacement technique achieves the same goal with less disruption to the surrounding muscles and soft tissues.

During an anterior hip replacement surgery, your hip doctor will access your hip between the two major muscles of the hip, rather than disrupting them or detaching them from your hip or femur. This allows for quicker rehabilitation, as the muscle tissue requires less time to heal.

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Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our hip doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and preparation suggestions for your appointment. 

Preparing for My Appointment & New Patient Forms

“I moved to Spokane at the end of July 2015. I already had been diagnosed with arthritis in both hips from Ga. where I was coming from. I looked on the internet and made arrangements to see doctor Reichard when I arrived. I saw Dr. Reichard the first week in August of 2015. Dr. Reichard agreed that I was a candidate to get my hips replaced. Dr. Reichard was very nice professional and attentive. I had my first Hip replaced on August 21, 2015 (my birthday present to myself) then my other hip replaced December 28, 2015. Within 6 weeks of each surgery including physical therapy I was back to normal and could put my socks on without help. You would never know today that my hips had been replaced! I give credit to my success to Dr. Reichard and his assistant they are Awesome! I also want to give credit to all of the staff including people who answer the phones (never on a waiting ) as well as the Nurses (particular credit to Stacey) for always returning my calls answering my questions. I would highly recommend Northwest Orthopaedic Specialist for all of your joint problem needs in particular Dr. Reichard who went beyond his duties. Not only is he natural but he personally called me to check on me and came into the hospital one of the times after 6:00 in the evening to check on me after his long day. Thanks to all of them.” — Art I.

“I had a hip replacement 3/8/16 and could not be more satisfied with the experience and the outcome, no pain what so ever and a return to full mobility. Dr. McDonald is first rate and I would recommend Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists to anyone needing the service.” — Doug H.

“In October of 2011, I had my right hip totally replaced, and in January 2013, I ended up totally replacing my left hip. Being back to normal in activities and just all-around quality of life has been amazing. Dr. Lynch and his team have made this journey worthwhile, and their expertise in the mechanics of the replacement as well as patient care have made this a totally enjoyable experience. I did miss Bloomsday this year, which would've been #27 in a row, but I look forward to next year and even being part of the replacement team out of Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists. There are no issues at all and I am already able to lead a very active life in all outdoor activities and the normal day-to-day routine. I highly recommend Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists to any one.” — Jim L.

“I am only 61 years. I had a total hip replacement and was not very active before the surgery because of the pain. But now I am. I'm able to do a lot more. This new hip gave me a second chance at life, and I am very grateful to Dr. VanderWilde. I plan on having my left hip replaced in the future.” — Clifford M.