Total hip arthroplasty was first popularized in the 1960s by John Charnley, MD. What was then breakthrough technology has now become one of the most frequently performed and most successful reconstructive procedures in orthopedic surgery. By 2030, it is estimated that 571,000 total hip arthroplasties (THA) will be performed each year in the U.S. In the past, THA was reserved for people 60 and older. Younger patients are receiving benefits from THA thanks to:
- Newer technologies
- Implant designs
- Surgical procedures
However, with younger patients comes an increased demand for higher functioning implants and quicker recovery.
““Is there a better way to perform hip surgery?” – Total Hip Arthroplasty: The Anterior Approach”