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An approach by which the surgery is conducted, without cutting or detaching the muscles from their base. This approach enables a faster rehabilitation, without the limitations involved in the posterior approach, allowing the patient to sit on a low chair, to cross his legs, travel by car, use a regular toilet, and more. In addition, the patients report less pain, and excellent control of the whole of the operated leg, and also lengthening the leg is prevented.
In knee replacement surgery, there are two accepted alternatives. In one, the posterior cruciate ligament of the knee is cut, and with this procedure, it is necessary to saw an additional part of the natural bone. In recent years, we have moved to knee replacement surgery with preservation of the posterior cruciate ligament, thereby saving additional cutting of the bone. This fact gives the operated knee a more natural feel, and is a major advantage in the case of repeat surgery.
A second opinion is important where there are differences of opinion between doctors, as to the correct method of treatment.
In situations in which there are different approached to the treatment of a medical problem, and in order to make the correct decision, it is worthwhile to consult an expert with experience in the field.
Dr. Yaron Bar Ziv is an expert orthopedic surgeon, and amongst the leading practitioners, in Israel, of knee and hip replacement surgery. He is deputy director of Orthopedic Ward A, and head of the Joint Replacement Service at Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center.
The joint replacement unit at Assaf HaRofeh, is considered the foremost of its kind in Israel, and is recognized as a national center of excellence, and is one of few in Israel that receive orthopedic surgeons from abroad for advanced study.
Dr. Bar Ziv specialized in the anterior approach hip replacement with Dr. Kristoff Corten, who is considered one of the leading surgeons in the world in this field, and since 2012 Dr. Bar Ziv has only been using this approach when operated on hips.