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Dr. Curcione offers different approach to hip replacement

Seminar planned for April 15 at Gulf coast Medical Center

April 10, 2010
Special To The Citizen

Lehigh and Fort Myers orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Curcione is among the first orthopaedic surgeons in Southwest Florida to offer the anterior approach to hip replacement, an innovative, less invasive alternative to traditional surgery allowing patients to return to their normal, active lifestyles more quickly. The public is invited to an upcoming free seminar to learn more.

To provide more information on treatment options for severe hip pain, including information on the anterior approach to hip replacement, Curcione will host a free educational seminar on April 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Medical Center, 13681 Doctors Way in Fort Myers. The topics to be addressed will include:

Osteoarthritis and causes of hip pain

Treatment options including the anterior approach to hip replacement

How hip replacement works, what to expect and recovery

For reservations, call 239-368-8277, ext. 2302. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited.

"We call it the 'muscle-friendly' approach because we do not surgically detach the muscles or tendons," says Curcione. "Following the anterior approach, patients are reporting less pain, spending less time in the hospital and experiencing a faster recovery."

Hip replacement is a major surgery. While traditional hip replacement involves operating from the side or back of the hip, the direct anterior approach requires a smaller incision, about three to four inches long at the front or anterior of the hip. The anterior approach procedure to total hip replacement has been gaining popularity due to its potential benefits including reduced scarring and minimized risk of muscle damage. To learn more about the anterior approach to hip replacement, visit

Dr. Peter Curcione is an osteopathic physician, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and a partner in the Athletic Orthopaedic and Reconstructive Center. With offices in Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres. anterior approach to hip replacement surgery is performed. Also, visit Dr. Cucione's blog at and follow him online on Facebook and



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