Minimally invasive hip replacement in France
Seeking Hip Replacement in France?
You have the right to have the costs of treatment covered by the NHS till 31st of December 2020.
If you are facing a medically unjustifiable waiting time for treatment at home then reimbursement for your hip replacement in France must be granted.
The EU Directive route requires health insurers, health authorities and healthcare providers to help you make use of these rights in practice. Here’s how:
Your home country is responsible for the financial aspects of your cross-border healthcare (where you have a right to have your costs covered). It must also provide appropriate medical support before and after you go.
France Surgery will tell you about the different treatment options available to you. We will tell you about the quality and safety of the healthcare your chosen healthcare provider provide. We will provide you with clear information on prices, so you know in advance what your costs will be. Finally, we will provide you with a copy of your treatment record to take back to your home system, as well as the original receipts and proof of payment, so that you can claim for your reimbursement.
Most of the orthopaedic surgeons you will be directed to through France Surgery specialise in minimally invasive hip surgery and are highly experienced using this technique. Many have been routinely using minimally invasive surgery to treat primary osteoarthritis and osteonecrosis since 2005.
A minimally invasive hip replacement does not just reduce the size of the incision, but also significantly decreases the chances of muscle damage. Compared to standard operations, minimally invasive hip surgery reduces the risk of complications, including a reduction in dislocations (less than 0.5%). Plus, patients benefit from a much faster recovery, compared to traditional hip surgery.
This surgery is available in France at any age and with any degree of obesity. It is also suitable for sufferers of osteoporosis. Its minimal nature means that a return to normal life can be expected within 3 to 4 weeks.
Advantages of Minimally Invasive Hip replacement Surgery:
The hip replacement operation is one of the most reliable and well-tested operations in orthopaedic surgery and a consistent outcome is that it reduces or eliminates the pain of a patient’s arthritis.
keyboard_arrow_rightTechniquesThe artificial implants used for minimally invasive hip replacement procedures are the same as those used for traditional hip replacements. Specially designed instruments are needed to prepare the socket and femur and to place the implants correctly.
The actual surgical procedure itself is similar, but there is less soft-tissue dissection. A single minimally invasive hip incision might only measure 3 to 4 inches. It all depends on the size of the patient and the difficulty of the procedure.
The incision is usually placed over the outside of the hip. The muscles and tendons are split or detached, but to a lesser extent than in a traditional hip replacement operation. They are routinely repaired after the surgeon places the implants. This encourages healing and helps prevent dislocation of the hip. To perform the two-incision procedure, the surgeon may need guidance from X-rays. Due to the more complex nature, it may take longer to perform this surgery than it does to perform traditional hip replacement surgery.