Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement from Experienced Orthopedic Doctors in the Quad Cities

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is a minimally invasive surgical technique which often results in quicker recovery, less pain, and more normal function after hip replacement.  ORA Orthopedics is the leading provider of orthopedic care and total hip replacements in the Quad Cities. Generations of families have trusted ORA in Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Moline, IL, and surrounding communities for comprehensive musculoskeletal care. 

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is performed by surgeons specifically trained in this advanced hip replacement technique. The physician makes a small incision at the front (anterior approach) of the hip joint, as opposed to the traditional surgical incision at the side (lateral approach) or back (posterior approach) of the hip joint.


The advantage of the direct anterior approach is that it allows the hip joint to be replaced by moving muscles aside along the natural tissue planes, without detaching any muscles or tendons. The incision is usually three to four inches in length, half the size of the traditional side approach. As a minimally-invasive, muscle-sparing procedure, the anterior approach often results in reduced muscle damage, reduced pain, and faster post-operative recovery.

At ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities, our approach to Direct Anterior Hip Replacement focuses on restoring the natural movement of the hip joint. However, this procedure is not ideal for every hip replacement candidate.  Our team of total joint replacement specialists includes highly experienced fellowship-trained surgeons who perform a wide array of total joint surgeries and techniques. If you are considering hip replacement surgery and have questions about traditional versus anterior surgical techniques, our specialists can review these procedures with you and help you select the approach that is best suited for you. 

Contact ORA Orthopedics today to learn more about our Direct Anterior Hip Replacement. With conveniently located centers located throughout the Quad Cities, ORA Orthopedics makes it simple for you to receive the highest level of specialized orthopedic care.