The search for arthritic hip relief can be downright puzzling. However, if you are one of the growing number of Americans considering a total hip replacement procedure, then our doctors at the Chicago Anterior Hip Center may hold the final piece that you have been looking for: the Anterior Approach.

An Anterior Approach to Superior Results

Some 2 to 4 days after surgery, a Chicago Anterior Hip Center patient is able to bend their hip freely, bear weight, climb stairs, and most importantly go home where they will typically return to normal activities in under 8 weeks. How is this possible when traditional methods can require up to 4 months to recover?

The answer lies in an innovative surgical technique called the anterior approach. The anterior approach allows access to the hip joint through a small incision on the front of the leg and a simple parting of the surrounding muscles. Keeping the muscles intact is the key to greater hip strength and faster recovery. Learn more >

Experience is on our Side

The anterior approach originated in Europe and patients there have been experiencing the benefits since 1947. Only recently have a handful of American surgeons began practicing and perfecting this technique.

Dr. David Smith and Dr. Joseph Thometz were among the first to bring this revolutionary technology to the Chicagoland area.

What our Patients are Saying About the Anterior Approach

"The anterior approach is a whole lot less invasive and it is a lot better in terms of recovery. I don't have to worry about sleeping with a pillow between my legs. I don't need a special, high toilet seat. And, I can stand in the shower. I'd definitely recommend it to family and friends." - William Metz, Schererville, Ind.