More options for a common problem
Dr. Lindsey is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon that is fellowship trained in hip and knee replacements. Dr. Lindsey was trained in all surgical approaches to the hip: anterior (Direct Anterior), anterior-lateral and posterior. The two most common approaches he utilizes are the Direct Anterior and Posterior approaches. The surgical approach used is individualized based upon the patient’s anatomy, level of arthritis, past medical history and the underlying cause of arthritis, Dr. Lindsey is able to customize your surgery and results.
The “Anterior Approach” is Dr. Lindsey’s preferred surgical technique when a patient is thin (BMI less than 38) and the patient has not had prior hip surgery. This pathway allows for a rapid recovery from surgery as an intermuscular approach is used and muscles are moved and not detached. With this approach, a patient does not have “precautions” post-operatively as the hip is more stable to prevent dislocation. Dr. Lindsey also utilizes software to ensure accurate component position, leg length and offset for this surgical approach.
The “Posterior Approach” is utilized in patients with very stiff and arthritis hips, patients with osteoporosis or prior hip surgery. With this approach, patients have post-operative Hip Precautions to follow that prevent dislocation. Studies have demonstrated excellent outcomes, with the Posterior Approach, and low complication rates, however the dislocation risk is higher than the anterior approach.
After hip replacements, patients will be required to take a blood thinner to help reduce the risk of blood clots and pulmonary problems.
Surgery is not right for everyone.
If you are experiencing pain, the first step is making an appointment. There might be other treatment options available to you through our physical therapy and rehabilitation department that don’t require surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment,
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In continuing its mission to provide the best patient care possible, The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health participates in the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR).