Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
EvergreenHealth seeks to help you get back to doing what you love.
If joint replacement surgery is the answer, our skilled orthopedic surgeons lead the region in minimally invasive and computer-navigated surgical techniques that will get you back to your life faster and with less pain.
Our hip replacement program will provide everything you need to prepare for surgery and rehabilitation.
EvergreenHealth also has the only surgeons on the Eastside offering the direct anterior approach for hip replacement.
Direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery is a great option for people who are looking for a speedy return to their active lifestyle.
What are the differences between the direct anterior approach and a traditional hip replacement?
- In a traditional hip replacement, the surgeon operates on the patient from the side.
- In a direct anterior approach hip replacement, the surgeon operates on the patient from the front.
Another difference is the size of the incision.
- A traditional hip replacement uses an 8-10 inch incision.
- Direct anterior approach hip replacement uses a 3-4 inch incision because of its specialized surgical table and minimally invasive techniques.
The small incision eliminates the need to cut tendons or muscles in order to reach the hip; this results in reduced muscle damage, reduced pain, a faster recovery and fewer restrictions on the activities you're excited to get back to.
In fact, most patients are able to leave the hospital the same day as the surgery to recuperate at home.
Orthopedic surgeons at EvergreenHealth are among the few in the region performing this new approach to hip replacement.
Hip Surgery Program
Our program provides joint replacement patients with the information and support to get you ready for surgery and rehabilitation.
Before your surgery, our care team will help you prepare for both the surgery and recovery.
While in the hospital, our care team will outline each step of the process for you and your family.
Our lovely patient rooms and specially trained care team will get you on the road to recovery.
Our team of physical therapists and home care specialists will design a rehab program that meets your goals and preferences.
Keeping you safe
Because absolute patient safety is our top priority, we thought you might want to know about how we keep you safe from medical errors:
Anesthesiologists at EvergreenHealth are dedicated to providing the most advanced, patient focused, safe anesthesia care available.
We have invested in the latest technology to help prevent medication errors.
For More Information about Joint Replacement
Call our Navigators at 425.899.3000 for more information about the joint replacement program at EvergreenHealth.