Minimally invasive hip replacement is a technique used to perform hip replacement surgeries. It uses a smaller surgical cut. Also, fewer muscles around the hip are cut or detached.
Small incision total hip replacement; MIS hip surgery
To perform this surgery:
This procedure uses the same type of hip replacement implants as regular surgery.
As in regular surgery, this procedure is done to replace or repair a diseased or damaged hip joint. This technique works better for people who are younger and thinner. Minimally invasive techniques may allow for a quicker recovery and less pain.
You may not qualify for this procedure if
Talk with your surgeon about the benefits and risks. Ask if your surgeon has experience with this type of surgery.
People who have this surgery can have a shorter stay in the hospital and faster recovery. Ask if this procedure is a good choice for you.
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