Anterior Hip Replacement

Interested in Anterior Hip Replacement?

Hip Replacements

Anterior Hip replacement involves removal of the arthritic components of the hip joint. During surgery, part of the thigh bone (femoral head) is excised and the cartilage surface of the pelvis (acetabulum) is shaved down. The removed components are then replaced with a metal acetabular shell, a plastic acetabular liner, a metal or ceramic femoral head, and a metal femoral stem.  Some of the advantages of anterior hip replacement compared to other surgical hip replacement techniques are reduced the risk of hip dislocation, precision placement of implanted components, and accurate leg length assessment.


In general, joint replacement surgery is very successful. Patients undergoing total hip replacement consistently report decreased pain, increased strength, and improved overall function.

Recent data out of France reports overall patient satisfaction of 90% for hip replacement1.


While joint replacements are incredibly durable they wear with time and unforeseen complications can occur that require a revision type surgery. Various rates of survivorship have been reported for joint replacement:

Hip Replacement- On average, at 15 years from surgery,  8 out of 10 individuals who underwent a hip replacement had not undergone a second surgery to address any complication2.

 Are you interested in an Anterior Hip Replacement? Book an appointment with 
LJB Orthopedics at their locations in LA, Palmdale, & Sherman Oaks, CA.


  1. Dalat&Viehweger 16th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) Congress
  2. Mäkelä KT1Eskelinen APulkkinen PPaavolainen PRemes VTotal hip arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis in patients fifty-five years of age or older. An analysis of the Finnish arthroplasty registry. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Oct;90(10):2160-70. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.G.00870

 Lucas J. Bader MD

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