Dr Fred Nouh


Dr. Fred Nouh is committed to providing expert orthopaedic care that is personalized to each patient to help them obtain the best possible outcomes from their surgery, including anterior hip replacement.

Total hip replacement with anterior approach, also known as Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement (MIS), refers to joint replacement surgeries done from in front of the hip. An anterior hip replacement is a surgical approach for total hip replacement that is less invasive than posterior and lateral approaches. Entering your hip from the front causes less damage to surrounding muscles and tendons, which leads to a faster recovery.

In the short-term, anterior hip replacement is less painful and leads to a quicker recovery of mobility and strength compared to a posterior or lateral approach. The long-term outcome is very good and similar to other approaches.

Once you have arthritis which has not responded to conservative treatment, you may well be a candidate for total hip replacement surgery.

The anterior approach is most often used when arthritis is the reason for a hip replacement. But it can also be used to replace hips with any type of damage. It can even be used to fix a hip that has previously been replaced.

Unlike in lateral and posterior approaches, muscles and tendons don’t have to be cut when an anterior approach is used for hip replacement. This has many benefits.


  • Less invasive, leaving more muscles and tissues in tact
  • Less painful
  • Faster and easier recovery
  • Less muscle trauma
  • Quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay
  • Lower risk of hip dislocation after surgery
  • More functionality when discharged to go home
  • Fewer restrictions on activity after surgery

Ready to regain your mobility and live a pain-free life? Choose Dr. Fred Nouh for anterior hip replacement. With his expertise and commitment to minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Nouh provides personalized care. Experience faster recovery, improved joint stability, and a better quality of life. Take the first step towards a pain-free future with Dr. Fred Nouh, your trusted partner for anterior hip replacement. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

For patients who are well-suited for it, anterior hip replacement can lead to less pain in the first few weeks after surgery.

The decision of whether or not to have anterior hip replacement surgery is a complex one that should be made on a case-by-case basis. The patient and doctor must carefully consider the patient’s individual circumstances, including their suitability for the surgery, the cost and recovery time, and the surgeon’s experience.

Other benefits of the Direct Interior Hip Replacement include improvement in acetabular component positioning, leg-length equality and offset restoration through the use of intraoperative fluoroscopy/Xray.