Bangkok Hip & Knee Center

Hip and knee pain or conditions affect more than your ability to move, it affects your ability to live day to day. At the Bangkok Hip & Knee Center, we provide diagnostic and treatment services utilizing the latest innovative treatment techniques with the aim of helping patients reclaim their mobility and live life to the fullest.

Introducing the Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

Less Pain, Faster Recovery, and Improved Mobility

The Direct Anterior Approach is one of the minimally invasive techniques used in total hip replacement surgery. Continuing orthopedic experience suggests that this technique may be associated with reduced muscle damage and pain, as well as faster post-operative recovery.

Traditional hip replacement techniques involve operating from the side (lateral) or the back (posterior) of the hip, which requires a significant disturbance of the joint and connecting tissues and an incision approximately 8-12 inches long.

In comparison, the Direct Anterior Approach requires an incision that may be 3-4 inches in length and located at the front of the hip. In this approach, the surgeon does not need to detach any of the muscles or tendons.

Direct Anterior Approach is a relatively new technique in the Southeast Asia region and requires extensive training and expertise. Doctor Phonthakorn Panichkul of the Hip and Knee Center indicates that “Currently, this technique is widely utilized with a high percentage of success in the United States, Canada, and Europe. However in Thailand, with the exception of our team at the Bangkok Hip and Knee Center, this procedure is not as yet readily available. We expect the Direct Anterior Approach to become the standard for hip replacement surgery in the near future”.

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Diagnosis and Treatment Services

The Bangkok Hip & Knee Center offers diagnosis and treatment of patients with hip and knee conditions that include:

  • Hip arthritis, Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis or joints that were damaged by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, osteoarthritis as a result of an accident, torn ligaments and broken bones, subluxation, joints destroyed by infection
  • Avascular necrosis of femoral head, Osteonecrosis of the knee
  • Irregularities and abnormalities in hip and knee shapes such as bowed leg
  • Congenital Hip Dislocation
  • Complications that may occur from an initial surgery i.e. loosening of implants and prosthetics, bone that has been damaged from loosened joints, inability to bend knees following insertion of prosthetic, broken bones following an implant procedure, infection following an implant procedure


Total Joint Care Approach

 The Total Joint Care approach is a comprehensive one-stop service that incorporates different approved treatment methods in order to return patients to a good quality of life.

  • Experience: A vastly experienced team of doctors and medical consultants with the knowledge and ability to tackle complications that may occur.
  • Patient and Family Education: Provide relevant information to patient and relatives about a condition. Making the choice of treatment a joint decision-making process.
  • Multidisciplinary Care by a team of doctors, nursing staff, and physiotherapists with a diverse field of expertise to ensure patients return to a better quality of life.
  • Advanced Surgical Technology via quality operating rooms, surgical space suits to prevent infection which will and the Laminar Air Flow an air filter system to improve air circulation, ventilation, and prevent limit dust particles.


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For further information contact: 

Bangkok Hip & Knee Center 
1st Floor (Piano Hall Zone) BGH Building 

Opening hours: Mon-Fri  08.00 - 20.00  
                         Sat-Sun 08.00 - 17.00

Call 0 2310 3731, 0 2310 3732 or 1719