Dr. Petrera was recently honored by being asked to join a highly respected team of renowned surgeons from around the world as an invited faculty member for the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction’s 6th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Conference. Over this three-day conference, Dr. Petrera and the other faculty members on this international team of highly-regarded orthopaedic surgeons presented, lectured, lead panel discussions and provided hands on instruction to help other orthopaedic surgeons from around the world further hone their knowledge base and skills for performing the direct anterior approach hip procedure.
Dr. Petrera shared, “While there, I was able to network with many of the key opinion and thought leaders worldwide in anterior hip replacement surgery. Being able to connect at this level and in this type of educational venue helps me ensure that my patients continue to receive the latest, up-to-date techniques when it comes to hip replacement.”
The anterior approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing surgical alternative to traditional hip replacement that typically offers patients a faster recovery, less post-surgical pain, and improved mobility related to the minimized trauma to the surrounding areas provided by the procedure.