Following on from last week’s article regarding approaches to hip replacement, we now take a look in more detail at two different hip replacement approaches.The Posterior approach is the most commonly executed hip replacement surgery in the UK, accessing the joint from the back. The Direct Anterior approach (DAA) is less common with the surgeon accessing the joint from the front. DAA is becoming more widely recognised for it’s shorter recovery times and muscle preservation.
As medicine is always advancing, there are now many different ways, or “approaches”, to perform hip replacement surgery. The approach that would best suit you depends on the nature of your condition or injury. A specialist orthopaedic surgeon will be able to discuss your options with you. However, certain approaches are becoming more popular as patients experience less pain, less muscle damage and faster recovery times.
Our knees are highly important to retaining an active and fulfilled life. It is often only when an issue occurs that we really appreciate the work they do. Because our knees are made of a complex network of bones, tendons, muscles and ligaments, problems do arise when these elements don’t work together in harmony. Surgery is sometimes necessary as the best treatment, however for many cases it is possible to be seen as an outpatient where you can recover at home.