Dr. Anbari specializes in hip and knee replacements. He is an expert in the latest techniques including the direct anterior approach for hip replacement, custom-fit knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and different types of joint replacements including complex revision surgery.
For more information on hip and knee surgery, including X-rays, patient testimonials, and videos, please visit Dr. Anbari's website on hip and knee replacement anteriorhipdoc.com.
Dr. Anbari completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Afterwards, he completed a fellowship at the Anderson Clinic in Alexandria, Virginia, where he received intensive training in the latest surgical techniques of hip and knee replacement. Dr. Anbari specializes in the following treatments:
Hip Replacement: Patients with hip arthritis, dysplasia, avascular necrosis and other conditions can have disabling pain that interferes with their quality of life. When conservative therapy fails, hip replacement has provided reliable outstanding pain relief to millions of patients since it was invented. The procedure has been continually refined and improved since then, to improve the function of the new hip, hasten the recovery, and increase the longevity. With the direct anterior hip approach, the recovery for this procedure can be much faster, returning patients to their daily lives much more quickly than most people think.
The Direct Anterior Hip Approach: Dr. Anbari is one of the few surgeons currently performing this procedure in the Lehigh Valley. He does this procedure at the most prestigious and well-known hospitals in the Lehigh Valley. The direct anterior approach is an elegant procedure that allows the surgeon to place the components accurately and with minimal muscular trauma, as has been documented in orthopaedic journals. Not every patient is an appropriate candidate for this, but if a patient is an appropriate candidate for this procedure, this procedure has the promise of faster recovery, quicker return to activity, and more positive experience for the patient. Check out local coverage HERE and learn more at http://www.hipandpelvis.com/patient_education/totalhip/intro.html
Dr. Anbari has been impressed with how quickly normal walking and function is restored after this procedure. Patients report similar stories every day. See some of their stories in our patient testimonials.
Hip Resurfacing: While this procedure is not performed nearly as much as it was a few years ago, Dr. Anbari is one of only surgeons in the Lehigh Valley who have done this procedure.
Knee Replacement: Dr. Anbari performs this procedure more commonly than any other, primarily because knee arthritis is so common in today's world. This is performed using the latest techniques with state of the art prostheses. Surgeons have learned immense insight into what makes knee replacement successful and now this procedure can offer excellent relief of pain and return to everyday activities. Dr. Anbari is an expert in the latest techniques including partial knee replacement.
Partial knee replacement is appropriate for patients who have arthritis (cartilage damage) in one of the three compartments of the knee (medial, lateral, or patellar) and provides a less invasive option with much quicker recovery. Again, only an evaluation by the surgeon and a discussion with the patient can determine if this is an appropriate treatment plan for the patient. For more information, see http://www.biomet.com/patients/oxford.cfm.
Hip and Knee Revision: Some hip and knee replacements over time may need additional surgeries, especially ones that were put in many years ago with older prostheses. Reasons for this include wearing out of the plastic liner, instability, and loosening. Not many surgeons take on these difficult cases. Dr. Anbari treats many patients who need revision surgeries on their hip or knee replacements. OAA Orthopaedic Specialists is a referral center and patients from far distances come to OAA for specialized treatment and complex surgery. Some of our most satisfied patients are ones who have had these revision surgeries.
Non-operative care: Patients in the initial stages of hip or knee arthritis can benefit from physical therapy, medications, nutritional supplements, injections and other therapies that Dr. Anbari offers at OAA. OAA has experienced physical therapists and a warm water pool that is ideal for water therapy as well if that is what the patient desires. Dr. Anbari also offers injections for the knee including viscosupplementation ("lubrication" injections or "rooster comb" injections) such as Euflexxa, Synvisc, etc.
Dr. Anbari prides himself on being a true patient advocate, and his guiding principle is to always put his patients’ interests and well-being first. While he has been exposed extensively to the newest trends in joint replacement, he is careful about explaining in detail the advantages and disadvantages of any procedure to his patients. Dr. Anbari is always happy to answer his patients’ questions and address their concerns. He derives the most satisfaction from witnessing the positive effect that joint replacement can have on their quality of life.
Dr. Anbari is very active in the latest advancements and medical research in orthopaedic surgery and joint replacement. He has published numerous research articles and book chapters in leading national publications.