Lankenau Medical Center offers one of the
largest hip and knee replacement programs in the Philadelphia area, and
there's an important reason for that: Our
surgeons do the job right. Referring doctors trust their patients to
us because of our superior success rates and high level of patient
satisfaction. From the first evaluation, we make sure your diagnosis is
accurate, so that all subsequent treatments are appropriate to your
condition. You can count on significant pain relief and return of
Our surgeons: At the forefront of modern surgical technology
Our surgeons utilize the
latest equipment and procedures. These advances enhance our outcomes,
result in fewer complications and promote a faster recovery. Even with
an emphasis on technical excellence, precision and safety, the key to
our patients' success is experience. Our orthopaedic surgeons are better
at what they do because they've done it so many times—hundreds of knee
and hip replacements are performed annually at Lankenau Medical Center.
Add to this experience our proven regimen for recovery: a carefully
balanced program of physician and orthopaedic nursing care combined with
the most knowledgeable physical therapists.
Anterior Hip Replacement: An Innovative Approach
Four Things You Should Know
In the direct anterior total hip replacement, an incision is
made at the front of the hip rather than through the side of the
hip or through the buttocks. The gluteal muscles are not
Patients may have unrestricted movement after surgery with no
The goal is to return to function as quickly as possible with
Typically, the hospital stay is between 1–2 days.
Learn more about Hip and Knee Replacement at Lankenau Medical Center
Before receiving a hip or knee replacement we ask that our patients
attend a class. Classes discuss hip and knee replacement basics as well
as what you need to do before surgery, expectations for the day of
surgery and after surgery and discharge planning information. Questions
are taken throughout.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.