UOS Specialties

Anterior Hip Replacement

Hip Education

Anterior Hip Replacement

The options for hip replacement surgery have never been better!
UOS was the first to offer anterior approach to hip replacement surgery in East Tennessee and is now home to five physicians offering this technique. The Anterior Approach for total hip replacement requires a small incision where the surgeon operates between muscles and tissues rather than through them. This results in significantly less down time for patients as well as faster and more efficient recoveries with less chance for post-surgery dislocation. Historically patients undergoing hip replacement surgery will recover under the care of a nursing facility whereas patients following anterior approach are more frequently allowed to recover at home.

Medical Consumer Information for Anterior Hip Replacement Patients