Hip & Knee
The more procedures an orthopaedic surgeon performs, the better the success rate for patients. That's good news for WakeMed Orthopaedics patients who have hip and knee problems.
The hip and knee specialists at WakeMed Orthopaedics are highly skilled and experienced in the treatment of common anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and complex procedures such as multi-ligament knee reconstruction, arthroscopic meniscus repair and cartilage restoration to treat sports-related injuries, traumatic injuries and arthritis.
WakeMed Orthopaedic specialists also focus on recovery, with rehabilitation centers located throughout the area.
Anterior Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Less pain and the potential for a faster recovery are two reasons why orthopaedic surgeons and patients choose the anterior approach to total hip replacement surgery at WakeMed.
During an anterior hip replacement procedure, the surgeon makes the incision on the front of the hip rather than the back or the side (as in the traditional procedure). The location of the incision means the patient doesn't sit on the incision throughout recovery.
Another significant comfort measure results from the surgeon's ability to enter the incision and spread the muscle rather than cutting it and detaching it from the bone to access the hip joint. This technique used during an anterior total hip replacement procedure also minimizes muscle damage and has the potential to:
- Speed recovery
- Reduce scarring
- Allow patients to move with fewer restrictions soon after the procedure
- Help prevent hip joint dislocations after surgery
Orthopaedic surgeons at Wake Orthopaedics perform the anterior approach to total hip replacement surgery at WakeMed. Please call Wake Orthopaedics at 919-232-5020 for information about total hip replacement procedures, including the anterior approach.
For additional information about orthopaedic specialists, call WakeMed Doctor Choice at 919-350-8900 or search online.