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Muscle Sparing Hip Replacement with the Direct Superior Approach

The direct superior approach is an advanced technique of hip replacement surgery. It is performed through a single small incision using state-of-the-art technology without damaging the surrounding hip muscles, tendons, or ligaments.

This innovative approach to hip replacement was developed to avoid cutting important muscle groups such as the iliotibial band and the hip abductors which are essential in performing activities of daily living such as walking or bending.

Key Benefits for the Patient using the Direct Superior Anterior Approach:

  • Just One Small Incision: 
  • Less Muscle or Tissue Damage: 
  • Minimal Blood Loss: As compared to traditional open hip replacement surgery, the blood loss during the direct superior approach is less.
  • Less Pain: Most patients have less discomfort following the DSA and require fewer pain medications during the postsurgical period.
  • Return Home the Very Next Day: Due to the minimally invasive and muscle-sparring approach of the surgery, some patients can expect to go home the following day 

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Articles

  • AUSTRALIA ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION
  • AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS
  • AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS
  • MONASH UNIVERSSITY
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)