Direct Anterior Approach hip replacement surgery is a relatively new procedure which allows the surgeon access to the affected hip from the front of the body, rather than through the traditional approach, from the patient’s side or back. Both are minimally-invasive, but by using the anterior approach, the surgeon can replace the hip without detaching the important muscles of the femur and pelvis. Consequently, the Direct Anterior Approach leaves a patient with less scarring and requires far less recovery time than its traditional alternative.
Many orthopaedic surgeons perform the traditional hip replacements, but only a handful of Chicago-area orthopaedic surgeons use the Direct Anterior Approach. Dr. Steven Louis, M.D., of Hinsdale Orthopaedics, successfully performed more than 100 Direct Anterior Approach hip replacements last year.
What’s more, Dr. Louis’ extensive training and experience as a trauma surgeon has uniquely prepared him to perform Direct Anterior Approach hip replacement surgeries. His fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City focused exclusively on orthopedic trauma, including reconstructive work on the pelvis. Like trauma, this hip replacement surgery technique is done on a specialized table, using xray guidance and done with the patient flat on their back. His patients enjoy a quicker and less painful recuperation and also appreciate the specialized care Dr. Louis provides.
About Dr. Steven Louis, M.D.:
In addition to his work as a partner and staff physician at Hinsdale Orthopaedics, Dr. Louis is also the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. Hinsdale Orthopaedics is located at 550 West Ogden Avenue, Hinsdale, IL, 60521. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Louis, please call Sabina at 630-323-6116, ext. 7123.