Local orthopedic surgeons Todd A. Borus, M.D., M. Robson Fraser, M.D., and Stephen R. Southerland, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., of Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery now offer outpatient anterior hip replacement procedures for select candidates. Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery is the only practice in the region offering this advanced procedure in an outpatient setting. Compared to traditional hip replacement, the anterior approach offers a less invasive procedure with less pain and faster recovery times. Patients seeking a consultation regarding anterior hip replacement are encouraged to call 1-800-REBOUND.
Performed at the state-of-the-art Southwest Washington Regional Surgery Center in Vancouver, benefits of outpatient hip replacement using the anterior approach include:
- Going home the same day post-operation
- Less postoperative pain
- Quicker recovery time
- Quicker return to activities
- Reduced risk of infection
- Reduced risk of postoperative hip dislocation
“The anterior approach is the latest technique in hip replacement for degenerative conditions of the hip,” says Dr. Fraser. “For patients meeting certain criteria, outpatient anterior hip replacement offers faster recoveries and better outcomes than traditional hip replacement.”
Anterior hip replacement surgery allows a surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the side or back of the hip. Through this new approach, surgeons are able to replace the damaged hip joint from a vantage point that spares more muscle and healthy soft tissue, and in an outpatient setting, the procedure allows patients to begin an at-home recovery safely right after surgery.
“The biggest benefit of the anterior approach to hip replacement is that it is significantly less invasive for the patient than more traditional approaches,” explains Dr. Borus. “Because muscles are not split or fully detached as they are in other approaches, patients have encountered less postoperative discomfort and are able to return to normal activities sooner.”
“At Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery, we’re dedicated to offering our patients the most advanced treatment options available,” says Dr. Southerland. “As part of that dedication, Dr. Borus, Dr. Fraser and I completed additional training in the anterior approach so we could provide this innovative outpatient treatment option for our patients and get them back to their active lifestyles.”
As the region’s most preferred orthopedic specialists, the doctors and staff of Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery have remained the dedicated experts in treating bone, joint, muscle, brain and nerve injuries and conditions since 1977. With seven state-of-the-art facilities located in Portland, Vancouver and Lake Oswego, Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery is committed to providing the highest level of specialized treatment for the ankle, back, brain, elbow, foot, hand, hip, knee, neck, shoulder, spine and wrist, including joint replacement and revision, neurosurgery, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine care. For more information on Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery and its doctors, visit www.reboundmd.com, “like” Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery on Facebook or follow @ReboundMD on Twitter.
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