Advanced Hip Care

Whether you have an acute injury, or a hip condition such as impingement or arthritis, our orthopedic hip specialists can help. We are co-located with a comprehensive physical, occupational and aquatic therapy program in the Center for Orthopedics & Movement on the Exeter Hospital campus. Our sports medicine team also includes trainers from the Athletic Performance Center of Exeter Hospital and a US Ski Team physician.

Conditions Our Orthopedic Hip Specialist Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Impingement
  • Labral tears
  • Tendonitis

Anterior Hip Replacement

A newer, minimally invasive technique

Anterior hip replacement is a newer, minimally invasive technique that has replaced the traditional posterior hip replacement procedure. The difference with the anterior approach is how the surgeon opens the body to reach the hip joint.

“Anterior” refers to the front. In this surgery, only one small incision is made on the front of the hip to perform the replacement. This allows the surgeon to simply separate the muscles, rather than cutting and reattaching them to access the joint. Less trauma to the muscle tissue means a faster recovery, less weakness and no restrictions on activity.

Anterior Hip Replacement Specialists

Our orthopedic hip surgeons specialize in minimally invasive anterior hip replacement surgery. We use the state of the art hana® table to ideally position patients for anterior hip replacement.

Our Hip Specialists

Thomas McGovern, MD – Recognized by US News & World Report and NH Magazine as a Top Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. McGovern's joint replacement expertise includes engineer designing, researching implants and performing hip and knee replacement surgery at Exeter Hospital.

Benjamin Saks, MD – Dr. Benjamin Saks is a dual-fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in Exeter and Plaistow, NH, specializing in sports medicine, hip arthroscopy and total hip replacements. Dr. Saks served as assistant team physician for Tufts University and the Boston Celtics.


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Informational Links
Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement
Anterior Approach Surgery