STANDING L-R: James B Kyle, MD,DVM / Adam Perry, MD /  Seth Rosenzweig, MD /  Michael Duval, MD

Patient Stephen Funderburk discussing his total hip replacement surgery.

Graphical video breakdown of the total joint replacement surgical procedure.

“Evidence supports decreased pain and improved function in the first six weeks postoperatively compared to posterior approach. With the use of fluoroscopy, the direct anterior approach also allows me the ability to see in real time the sizing and positioning of components.”  – James B Kyle, MD, DVM

“Not only does the anterior hip replacement allow us to place the implants more precisely than traditional techniques. This improved accuracy translates into superior patient recovery.”  – Seth Rosenzweig, MD

“The direct anterior approach will give the patient a much better result with less risks.”  – Adam Perry, MD

“Collectively, we have more than 15 years of experience and have worked on hundreds of cases with far superior results in terms of recovery time and patient results”  – Michael Duval, MD

Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Hip joint, knee joint and shoulder joint replacements are helping people of all ages live pain- free, active lives.

When our patients are injured, suffer from an illness or simply get older, the cartilage around their joints becomes damaged and the tissues around the joint become inflamed. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing even more pain. Our surgeons are often able to repair minor damage, but in more severe cases, a total joint replacement is necessary.

The total joint procedure has proven to significantly improve early outcomes and decrease recovery time, allowing patients to return to a normal lifestyle. Our anterior approach to hip replacement surgery means less damage to major muscles, less postoperative pain, faster recovery and decreased risk of hip dislocation.

We hope you will rely on our highly reputed team of surgeons and physicians to discuss your options, provide you with an effective treatment plan, and get you back to feeling your very best.

Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

The fellowship-trained surgeons at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists provide our patients in Lafayette, New Iberia and Eunice with the distinct advantage of cumulative team experience in performing Anterior Hip Replacements. This total joint procedure has proven to significantly improve early outcomes and decrease recovery time, allowing patients to return to a normal lifestyle.

Anterior approach to hip replacement surgery conducted by a surgeon at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists offers several advantages, including:

Less damage to major muscles. The direct anterior approach avoids cutting major muscles. There are fewer muscles at the front of the hip, and our fellowship-trained surgeons work between them, rather than cutting through muscle tissue or detaching muscles from bones and then having to make repairs at the end of the surgery.

Less postoperative pain. Because the surgery does not require cutting major muscles, patients typically experience less pain after surgery and require less pain medication.

Faster recovery. After surgery, a patient can bend at the hip and bear weight as soon as it is comfortable. Most anterior hip replacement patients can use crutches or a walker sooner than patients who have had a traditional surgery. Patients may also walk on their own sooner.

Decreased risk of hip dislocation. A major post-surgical concern for hip replacement patients is that the new implant (ball and socket) will dislocate. Most studies show lower dislocation rate versus the posterior approach.

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