Dr. Tom Smith, D.O. – Orthopaedic Surgeon – Specializing in Hip and Knee Surgery Dr. Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon : Westchester: (630) 790 1872
Patient Info - Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is a technique in which hip replacement surgery is performed through an alternative approach compared to conventional hip replacement surgery. Historically, hip replacement surgery was performed utilizing traditional posterior or lateral approaches. This necessitates that certain muscles or tendons are cut in order to access the hip joint and perform the surgery.

The direct anterior approach utilizes a muscle interval in front of the hip joint in which muscles and tendons are not cut for exposure of the joint. Because exposure can be more challenging, special instruments and a custom operating table are used to assist in performing the surgery.

Patients who have undergone Direct Anterior Hip Replacement surgery report that the post operative pain and discomfort is markedly less than traditional approaches. In addition, their recovery is expedited. Most patients are discharged from the hospital by post op day #2 and are off of all walking aids (cane/crutches) by the 2nd week from surgery.

The Direct Anterior Approach is not applicable to all patients. Most patients who are undergoing Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty will be better served by more traditional approaches. Those patients who have hip deformities from childhood also, on occasion, are not candidates for the direct anterior approach.


Hana® Table

hana® table is a specially designed surgical table for orthopaedic procedures such as anterior hip replacement and minimally invasive knee surgeries. This table is considered to be very convenient for surgeons to perform single incision minimally invasive surgeries with minimal tissue damage.

Dr Smith is one of the leading physicians in Chicago to use this procedure.

Different procedure that can be performed using hana® table include:

  • Anterior total hip arthroplasty
  • IM nailing femur
  • IM Nailing tibia
  • Hip pinning
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Total hip resurfacing

The hana® table provides enhanced patient comfort & safety, contours to patient anatomy giving better support, and equalizes the pressure load on patient during surgical procedure.

hana® table in anterior hip replacement helps the surgeon to perform the surgery through single incision and can avoid the detachment of muscles from pelvis or femur. hana® table in contrary to the conventional tables enables hyperextension, abduction, adduction and external rotation of hip as required for replacing femoral components. The special design is also thought to provide immediate stability to hip after the surgery. In addition, surgeon can have precise control of patient positioning, manipulation and traction.

A SUPERIOR TABLE FOR ORTHOPEDIC PROCEDURES

Photo of hana® Orthopedic Surgical Table is from mizuhosi.com/profx.cfm.


You will need the Adobe Flash Player to view these videos. Get Adobe Reader

Location Map - Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon
Patient Forms - Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon
Patient Testimonials - Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon
Location Map - Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon
Patient Forms - Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon
Patient Testimonials - Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon
Location Map - Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon
Patient Testimonials - Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon
follow Us
Your Practice Online

© Tom Smith, D.O. Hip & Knee Surgeon Joint Replacement Surgery IL Chicago