Orthopaedic Surgery & Joint Reconstruction
Dr. Khalid Yousuf received the Healing Hands Award at Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH). Physician nominees for this award must exemplify LCMH’s core values of Professionalism, Compassion, Quality, & Responsibility.
Anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive hip surgery performed to replace the hip joint without cutting through any muscles. It is also referred to as muscle sparing surgery because no muscles are cut enabling a quicker return to normal activity.
Traditionally with total hip replacement, the surgeon makes the hip incision laterally, on the side of the hip, or posteriorly, at the back of the hip. Both approaches involve cutting major muscles to access the hip joint. With the anterior approach, the incision is made in front of the hip enabling the surgeon to access the joint without cutting though any muscles.