Anterior approach by Dr. Harpal Paul Khanuja at The Rubin Institute in Baltimore, MDU Updated 11/7/2012Harpal Paul Khanuja M.D.
The Rubin Institute
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 601-8500
It is important that my patients are educated about their conditions and treatment options. It is the only way they can participate in the decisions about their care. There are often many different treatment options. Surgery should be the last resort” – Dr. Khanuja
Dr. Khanuja has extensive training and experience in adult disorders of the hip and knee. He is well regarded in his field and is actively involved in research and education. He has been voted by his peers as one of the Top Doctors in Baltimore Magazine, and he has also been on the list of DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors which appeared in the Washington Post Magazine.
He has a strong commitment to patient care and education. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is an active member of the Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He was the receipient of the Knee Society Insall traveling fellowship.
Dr. Khanuja travels to foreign countries for teaching and philanthropy. He is co-founder of Operation Walk Maryland, a non profit dedicated to brining hip and knee replacements to impoverished individuals across the world while educating local healthcare providers.
At the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics the surgeons perform a high volume of hip and knee replacement and reconstructive surgeries. The Rubin is a referral center for complicated and revision procedures. Patients come from all over the country and abroad.
The surgeons at The Rubin Institute have a commitment to patient care, and are also dedicated to furthering orthopedics and orthopaedic research. There is an active research department fellowship programs.
The Anterior ApproachThe anterior approach for hip replacement surgery is less invasive and helps speed your recovery. This is also sometimes called a direct anterior hip replacement. With this approach, from the front of the hip joint, the muscles are simply moved out of the way. We do not cut them. As a result, there is less pain and a shorter time to get the muscles strong again after surgery.
Hip replacements can dislocate, or pop out of joint. The risks of dislocation is less with an anterior approach.
For these two reasons I moved to an anterior approach on nearly all patients. I have had great results with it for over five years. We use a special table to help us manipulate and position the leg.
Take a look at the following patient story.