Anterior and Posterior Hip Replacement

The multidisciplinary team at Swift Institute specializes in a variety of different state-of-the-art treatments and has extensive experience helping area residents overcome chronic hip pain and the associated symptoms. If the time has come to undergo a partial or total hip replacement, you have access to some of the most skilled and highly regarded orthopedic surgeons right here in the Reno, NV and Carson City areas.

Hip replacement is extremely common because the hip tends to succumb to years of wear and tear. Over time, the cartilage that lines and protects this ball and socket joint can deteriorate, which can lead to joint inflammation, diminished mobility, and a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. While conservative, non-surgical treatment is often highly effective, for a select segment of the population, hip replacement surgery is a prudent treatment approach to restore hip flexibility and alleviate discomfort.

At Swift Institute, we specialize in posterior and anterior approach joint replacement and offer state-of-the-art treatment to the residents of Reno, NV and Carson City. As a full-service practice specializing in orthopedic medicine, we can:


      • Diagnose arthritis within the hip as well as other hip disorders that may be causing a patient pain

      • Perform partial or total hip joint replacement/reconstruction – including both anterior and posterior approach hip replacement

      • Assist the patient in post-surgical recovery through on-site physical therapy and rehabilitation

    We take a team approach to the treatment and recovery of our patients, which means our physicians, surgeons, and rehabilitation experts work closely together to provide the best possible care. At Swift Orthopedics, we’re focused on relieving your pain, restoring your function, and returning your life.

    To learn more about the hip replacement treatment we offer to residents of Reno, NV, Carson City, and all surrounding communities, or to receive information on any of our other orthopedic services, contact us today and ask to schedule a consultation. We are proud of our proven track record of helping our neighbors overcome a variety of musculoskeletal, degenerative, and sports-related disorders.

    Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

    Swift Institute’s Dr. Patrick Schafer is trained in anterior approach total hip replacement surgery, a procedure that benefits younger, more active patients and patients who want to return to sports like skiing or surfing.

    Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is a surgical method that is an alternative to the standard conventional hip replacement surgery. In the past, hip replacement surgery required cutting muscles and tendons to access the affected area, whereas direct anterior hip replacement uses muscle and tendon-sparing technique. This new process can be more challenging and requires special equipment, including surgical instruments and operating tables.

    Studies have shown that Direct Anterior Hip Replacement surgery patients experience less post operative pain and discomfort than traditional approaches. Furthermore, it’s been reported that many patients experience a faster recovery.

    Direct Anterior Hip Replacement surgery is not for everyone. Talk with your doctor about the best procedure for you.


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