Anterior Hip Replacement
Our surgeons utilize the direct anterior approach for >95% of their patients. The surgical approach is characterized by the location of the incision for your surgery.
In this approach, the muscles are pulled apart (rather than cut) for exposure. After your surgical procedure is over, your muscles fall back into their natural position. This has been proven to provide a faster recovery than traditional approaches and often less pain. It also has a very low dislocation risk. You will not have to worry about most bending, twisting, or sleeping on your side after surgery when the anterior approach is performed. We do recommend you avoid any extreme range of motion such as bending at the waist to touch your toes, deep squats or pelvic thrusts.
At Joint Innovations, we strive to guide patients through an opiate-sparing knee replacement experience. We perform the latest techniques, use state-of-the-art implants and follow the most up to date evidence to help achieve these goals.
Your surgeon may recommend a partial or total knee replacement based on the severity of your arthritis and how your function is affected by your knee pain. These procedures involve recapping the ends of the bones that make up your knee.
Dr. Gelman and Dr. Ajayi perform both reverse shoulder arthroplasty and anatomic shoulder arthroplasty. These procedures, often for patients with severe shoulder arthritis or chronic irreparable rotator cuff tears, can provide excellent pain relief and improved mobility.
Currently these procedures account for less than 10% of joint replacements in the country.
The amount of pain and discomfort you experience depends on multiple factors. At Joint Innovations, we specialize in opiate-sparing anesthesia and utilize a combination of nerve blocks and medications.
Our anesthesiologists are experts in regional and orthopedic anesthesia. They work together with our nurse anesthetists to make sure you are safe and comfortable throughout your surgery. The anesthesiologists also coordinate your post-operative pain management and remain available to you throughout your recovery.