HINSDALE, Ill., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Steven Louis, one of a short list of orthopedic surgeons in the Chicago area performing the revolutionary, less-invasive direct anterior approach to hip replacement, is conducting a free, informational seminar on this, the latest technique in total hip replacement. The seminar will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, at The Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. To register, please call 630.986-8749. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Louis has performed over 250 direct anterior approach hip replacement surgeries. The direct anterior (from the front) approach is less invasive, less painful and allows a quicker recuperation than traditional hip replacement surgery done from the rear or side of the body. That's because this technique is minimally invasive and allows the surgeon to replace the hip without detaching muscles around it. Consequently, the important gluteus muscles, which play a key role in hip function, are less affected than with traditional hip replacement surgery.
This sophisticated procedure depends on surgeon training and experience. Dr. Louis is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in the area of trauma, giving him an edge over other surgeons, because he is experienced in surgical techniques that spare as much tissue as possible.
With less tissue and muscle damage, patients return to normal activities sooner and are pain-free more quickly.
For more information on the direct anterior approach, visit: www.anterior-hip-surgery.com.
SOURCE Dr. Steven Louis