Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement Surgery is available at Clearpoint Surgical Toronto for those suffering from osteoarthritis of the hip.

This procedure is available to patients who are not insured under OHIP. International and out of province patients, as well as corporations that request surgery for their employees or beneficiaries can access expedited private pay services. Our surgeons offer the Direct Anterior approach which involves operating from the front of the hip to reach the hip joint. The traditional method of operating on the side or back approach involves cutting and reattaching tendons and muscles to reach the hip. The DA technique allows surgeons to access the hip between the muscles, which results in a less invasive procedure, quicker recovery, and less post-op pain compared to traditional hip replacement methods.

Get Direct Anterior (DA) Hip Replacement surgery with Clearpoint Health

Our orthopedic surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcomes with this technique. We are committed to helping you regain full motion in your hip so that you can go back to your daily activities. We work with you to prepare for your surgery and your return home.

In addition, we utilize the advanced technology of Intellijoint HIP. Intellijoint HIP is a surgeon-controlled, navigation tool for hip replacement. It provides real-time, intraoperative measurements for fast, easy, and accurate implant alignment for cup position, leg length, and offset.

Your inpatient stay is supported by Specialty Nursing and Physiotherapy to ensure you mobilize and are comfortable and ready for discharge home. Our patient centered protocols provide each individual with the tools they need to succeed.

#103 – 20 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J4

The HANA® Table

The HANA® Table is a specially designed surgical table that allows for manipulation of the hip during the procedure to an extent not possible with conventional tables. The HANA® table is used in our centre allowing surgeons to perform Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty safely and more effectively than the traditional approach.

Intellijoint’s 3D mini-optical Navigation System

Clearpoint Health Toronto also uses Intellijoint’s 3D mini-optical navigation system during the surgery. This technologically advanced, smart, simple, sophisticated solution for total hip arthroplasty provides surgeons with vital intraoperative measurements, enabling proper positioning and equalization of leg length. Accurate implant positioning and selection can assist in the prevention of leg length discrepancy, recurrent instability, dislocation, and can avoid costly revision surgery.

What does Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery treat?

This surgery is available to patients who have been deemed suitable for hip replacement surgery. Patients have often been prescribed this treatment if they are suffering from worn or damaged hip joints, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.

If you have been advised that you are in need of a hip replacement, you are likely a candidate for DA hip surgery.

Recovery after Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

We work with you pre and post-op to ensure you have the right local supports in place. Most patients arrive in Toronto the day before surgery and return home two to three days after.

It is important to remember that Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is still major surgery. Please keep in mind that setbacks and complications can still happen and there is typically post-operative pain and swelling. It is important to remember that everyone reacts differently to surgery and anaesthetic, but in our experience, this approach allows for faster rehabilitation to get you back to your normal activities as quickly as possible.

How soon can you go back to work Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery?

This question varies a lot based on what you do, and any accommodations that can be made (ability to sit/stand when required) for you at work and at home. Most importantly, it depends on you – your expectations, drive, and recovery are all variable. Most “desk” type jobs can be resumed around 1 month post-op, sooner in some cases. Most physical jobs will need a longer recovery, typically 3-4 months.

Next steps: Book your consultation today

If you are ready to discuss your Direct Anterior Hip Replacement surgery needs with our orthopedic surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. Please note that we will require your x-ray images and/or MRI along with some basic medical history in order to appropriately prepare for your consultation. Consultation can take place via telephone or video conference.