3 orthopedic surgeons to perform outpatient anterior hip replacement in Washington ASC: 5 things to know

Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery in Vancouver, Wash., is now providing outpatient anterior hip replacement procedures.

Here are five things to know:

1. Todd Borus, MD, M. Robson Fraser, MD, and Stephen Southerland, MD, of Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery, perform outpatient anterior hip replacements at Vancouver-based Southwest Regional Surgery Center.

2. The anterior procedure allows surgeons to reach the hip joint from the front instead of the side or back; the approach is designed for less hip joint damage during the procedure to preserve natural tissue.

3. Patients typically return home for recovery right after surgery. The outpatient procedure has a quicker recovery time and reduced risk of infection compared to open, inpatient procedures.

4. Founded in 1977, Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery has three locations focused on orthopedic care, spanning total joint replacements, spine surgery, trauma and extremities care.

5. Not all patients are candidates for the outpatient procedure, but patients who are good candidates can undergo surgery at the ASC. "The biggest benefit of the anterior approach to hip replacement is that it's significantly less invasive for the patient than more traditional approaches," said Dr. Borus. "Because muscles are not split or fully detached as they are in other approaches, patients have encountered less postoperative discomfort and are able to return to normal activities sooner."

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