Visitor Restrictions Due to Flu

Due to the prevalence of the flu in Connecticut, Middlesex Hospital is now limiting visitors to immediate family members or a designated support person. A maximum of two visitors may visit a patient at one time, and all visitors must be at least 18 years of age unless special permission is granted. These restrictions are effective immediately.

Anyone with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to visit patients at the Hospital. Symptoms can
include fever, vomiting and coughing, diarrhea, body aches and headaches.

Anyone who visits a patient at the Hospital must clean their hands.

Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

Call 860-358-4550 to learn more

Anterior hip replacement has recently gained popularity as an alternative to the traditional posterior hip replacement surgery approach. In the anterior approach the orthopedic surgeon makes an incision in the front of the leg versus the back. The front incision allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint by separating, rather than cutting and reattaching, the muscles. Since there is less trauma to the muscles, the patient often has a much faster and easier recovery. 

Benefits of Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

-Smaller Incision

-Less Scarring

-Shorter recovery time

-Shorter hospital stay

-Less muscle trauma

-Reduced pain

-Reduced risk of dislocation

Recovering from Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

Anterior hip replacement surgery allows patients to bend their hip freely immediately after surgery or as soon as they feel comfortable enough to do so. Conventional hip replacement usually requires patients to limit any motion for 6-8 weeks after surgery.  Anterior hip replacement patients often make significant progress in their recovery before they leave the hospital.

Who is a Candidate for Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery?

Most people with arthritis, hip pain, limited mobility or stiffness are candidates for anterior hip replacement surgery. However, various factors including weight, age and health history will determine if anterior hip replacement surgery is right for you.

Contact Dr. Robert Geist at 860-358-4550 to discuss the benefits of anterior hip replacement surgery. 

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