“I was amazed at the fast recovery compared to my traditional hip replacement.”
Direct Anterior Hip Replacement vs. Traditional Hip Replacement
Larry Mintz had a Traditional Hip Replacement about ten years ago on his left side. In October of 2012 he underwent another surgery, Direct Anterior Hip Replacement on his right side.
Larry has always been very active enjoying many activities such as golf, skiing, going to the gym and ballroom dancing with his wife Robin. When it started to become hard to enjoy these activities, even difficult to get into the car, he quickly realized he needed to do something about it. This time he chose to have Direct Anterior Hip Replacement, compared to the traditional hip replacement he had the first time, and the difference was remarkable.
“I went home the next day with no restrictions and returned to all activities even a full 18 holes of golf eight weeks after surgery,” he said. “I was amazed at the fast recovery compared to my traditional hip replacement.”
Larry was able to drive immediately after surgery compared to several weeks with the traditional hip replacement. He also returned to work much quicker. Another thing he noticed was that he could cross his leg much further than on the side that had the traditional hip replacement. Larry worked hard at physical therapy and the gym after the procedure, he also credits this to his fast recovery.
About a year later, Larry continues to work out at the gym and remains very active doing all of the activities he has always enjoyed. He has even started doing a spin class, something that he plans to continue enjoying for years to come.
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
helped Larry get back to doing what he enjoys.