I understand it is impossible to generalise but is Anterior Hip Replacement suitable for older female patients - late 60's.
Does the anterior hip replacement last as long as hip done by the traditional method
 Ilan Freedman
Ilan Freedman
Orthopaedic surgeon
Moorabbin
Yes. I even do 90 year olds via the Anterior Approach. The patients do extremely well and the implant is very long lasting :)

Dr. Michael Ottley
Dr. Michael Ottley
Orthopaedic surgeon
Brisbane
Hi

It is difficult to generalise and each patient needs to be assessed both clinically and by X-rays to assess their suitability for surgery and the nature of that surgery.
Certainly both female and older does not preclude any approach. I would say however that 60s is not old!
Any hip replacement done well should last the same time whatever the approach used to implant it.
Have a chat with your surgeon
Cheers

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