Mercy Clinic Orthopedics in Joplin, MO provides specialized care for a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. We specialize in orthopedic care, sports medicine and treatment for orthopedic trauma.
We provide medical care for conditions affecting the shoulders, hips, knees, wrists and ankles. Our orthopedic surgeons provide arthroscopic surgery, as well as total knee and hip replacement surgery.
Dr. Eli Xhaferi with Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery offers a unique surgical procedure for total hip replacement patients. This procedure is known as the "Direct Anterior Approach." This approach gives the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility. Dr. Xhaeri is the only Orthopedic Surgeon in Southwest Missouri that performs this procedure.
The Anterior Approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement that provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure. The technique allows the surgeon to work between the patient‘s muscles and tissues without detaching them from either the hip or thighbones—sparing the tissue from trauma.
Source: DePuy Synthes
1 Comparison THA procedure data on file DePuy Orthopedics, Inc.
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3 Matta, J.M., C. Shahrdar and T.A. Ferguson. "Single-Incision Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty on an Orthopaedic Table." Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research December 2005. 441: 115-124.