2021

Should You Have Your Hip Replacement Performed Though An Anterior Incision?

For many years, hip replacement procedures were performed through a posterior incision — an incision made along the back of the hip and thigh. In recent years, though, it has become more common for patients to have their hip replacement performed through an anterior incision — an incision along the front of the leg and hip. This approach tends to work better for many patients, but there are still some downsides to consider and talk about with your surgeon, too.