Matthias' approach to practice
Before you make any decisions about your health, you need clear, unbiased and understandable information. Matthias will talk to you in plain language about your options.
Matthias is committed to personalising surgical decisions. This means he takes your particular situation, including your goals, your expectations and your preferences, and applies his extensive experience and knowledge of evidence-based treatments to find the best solution for your pain and mobility problem.
You can feel confident not only in Matthias' surgical skills, but also that he has listened to you and understood your individual needs.
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Commonly performed procedures
- primary (including anterior) hip replacement
- revision hip replacement
- hip arthroscopy
- hip preservation surgery for hip dysplasia
- shoulder replacement
- shoulder reconstruction
- rotator cuff repair
- shoulder arthroscopy
- primary and revision knee replacement
- ligament reconstruction
- knee arthroscopy
Matthias also performs pelvic and lower limb reconstruction (e.g. lengthening and realignment of the femur, tibia and fibula), and complex and routine trauma surgery, including repair of fractures and dislocations of all bones and joints.
Anterior hip replacement
Anterior hip replacement is so called because the surgery is performed from the front (or anterior) of the hip joint as opposed to traditional hip replacement surgery, which uses a side (lateral) or back (posterior) approach.
Approaching the joint from the front offers several potential advantages including:
- less damage to major muscles by using a muscle-sparing approach from the front of the joint
- less post-operative pain with minimal soft tissue damage
- faster recovery – most patients can walk sooner with anterior hip replacement than with traditional surgery
- decreased risk of dislocation, because the muscles that hold the hip's ball in the socket are not divided
- better range of movement – because the risk of dislocation is reduced, patients are able to do things like bend over and sit cross legged soon after surgery.
You may be wondering why, given the advantages, anterior hip replacement has not completely replaced traditional methods. The main answer is that it can be technically demanding. It's also not suitable for every patient.
As one of the world's most highly regarded pelvic surgeons, Matthias has an intimate knowledge and understanding of pelvic anatomy, and extensive experience in performing the anterior approach to the hip, for both total hip replacement and complex pelvic reconstruction.
Matthias teaches internationally alongside renowned US pelvic surgeon Dr Joel Matta, who developed and refined the anterior hip replacement technique using a specialised surgical table (HANA table) to improve outcomes for patients. Dr Matta's technique for anterior hip replacement has the lowest published complication rate, and Matthias has further refined this technique in his own practice.
Please contact us if you would like more information about anterior hip replacement.