This 53 year old woman who had both of her hips replaced using the direct anterior approach. Even before her 1 month post-surgical appointment, she called to request to return to work. When she came for her first visit after the surgery, she was walking very well and using no assistive devices. She was ecstatic. Her pre-operative xrays showed severe osteoarthritis with narrowing of the joints in both hips.
This 64 year old man had his left hip replaced using the direct anterior approach. His pre-operative xray showed severe osteoarthritis in the left hip. He had had his right hip replaced using a traditional approach by another doctor a few years prior. He noted a marked improvement in his pain and function right away. And while both hips are doing very well, he stated unequivocally that his recovery from his anterior approach left hip was much easier and faster than his prior right hip replacement.
This 67 year old man had his left hip replaced using the direct anterior approach. His pre-operative xray showed severe osteoarthritis in the left hip. He recovered very well and he is actually one of the video patients walking without any assistive devices just 4 weeks after his surgery.