top of page

Total Hip Replacement

Dr. Romanick is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the Texas Hill Country to perform the Anterior Total Hip Replacement surgery. He has performed this procedure for over 15 years, and has access to all the latest types of implants and bearing surfaces.

Corail HERO image.jpg

Anterior Total Hip Replacement

The anterior total hip replacement approach is a minimally invasive technique that allows the surgeon to replace the damaged hip joint from the front of the joint rather than the back or side. Meant as an alternative approach to the standard hip replacement surgery, it consists of replacing the head of the thigh bone and the socket of the pelvis through a small, single anterior incision. This incision goes between muscle layers and minimizes muscle dysfunction.

Benefits of Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Patients who undergo the Anterior Hip Replacement surgery have significant advantages such as:

  • Less pain – Procedure involves no cutting of muscle tissue, resulting in less pain compared to the standard hip replacement surgery

  • Faster recovery – Rehabilitation is much quicker and very little limp is experienced.  Therefore, patients can quickly return to normal activities.

  • Minimal use of ambulatory aids - This approach allows for improved mobility, which means less use of walkers, canes or crutches.

Recovery after hip replacement

Following recovery, all patients go through the Restore Program, which is an accelerated rehabilitation program for joint replacements that takes place at the Hill Country Memorial Hospital. With this program, patients are often discharged up to two days earlier than traditional joint replacement program.

Call us today at 830-997-4043 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Romanick!

bottom of page