Dr. Joseph Hecht is dedicated to the continuous education of his patients to achieve optimum results. Please enjoy these educational video presentations:
Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement
The direct anterior approach to the hip is essentially the same operation in terms of hip replacement components, but it is the one technique that goes completely between these muscle planes. The main advantage to this lack of muscle dissection means patients will not have the postoperative limp associated with the conventional hip replacement technique.
Total Hip Replacement
In a hip replacement procedure, Dr. Hecht removes damaged cartilage and bone from the hip and then positions new joint surfaces to restore the alignment and function of the hip. The normal hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The socket is a “cup-shaped” bone of the pelvis called the acetabulum. The ball is the head of the thigh-bone (femur). During a hip joint replacement procedure, Dr. Hecht removes the diseased ball and socket, replaces them with parts composed of metal and plastic.
Joint replacement surgery is performed to remove a damaged joint and replace it with new artificial joint components.