Anterior Hip Replacement

Anterior Hip Replacement

Dr. Baier has been utilizing the Anterior Hip Replacement approach (also called Direct Anterior Approach, DAA) successfully for over 3 years. He was the first surgeon to use this approach at Advocate Condell Hospital. He has noticed that patients tend to get on their feet quicker with the anterior approach compared to posterior approach. There is also less dislocations and leg length inequality with this approach. There are no restrictions postoperatively with sitting in a low chair and no pillow is needed between the legs when sleeping at night. Frequently, the anterior hip replace can be performed as an outpatient surgery as long patient has proper support at home (See Outpatient section).