Hip replacement surgery removes the damaged joint lining and replaces the joint surfaces with an artificial implant that functions similarly to a normal hip. A minimally invasive alternative to a 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.