Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
MINIMALLY INVASIVE HIP SURGERY
Most of the orthopaedic surgeons you will be directed to, are specialised with minimally invasive hip surgery and have a great experience of these techniques.
They routinely use minimally invasive surgery for primary osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, etc. ... since 2005.
Minimally invasive surgery is not just technical reducing the size of the incision, but a real non-invasive techniques without any muscular section.
Compared to standard operations, minimally invasive hip surgery reduce complication's rate including a reduction (fewer of than 0.5% of dislocations) and patients benefit from a much faster recovery.
This surgery is available in France at any age and with any degree of obesity. It is also suitable for sufferers of osteoporosis.
Therefore a return to normal life can be expected within 3 to 4 weeks.
Advantages of Minimally Invasive Hip replacement Surgery:
- Small Incision (3 to 4 inches)
- Reduced Pain
- Less muscles trauma
- Minimal scarring with a better looking scar
- Reduced risk of dislocation
- Faster recovery and more rapid return to normal life
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 the arthritis in patients.
The artificial implants used for the minimally invasive hip replacement procedures are the same as those used for traditional hip replacement. Specially designed instruments are needed to prepare the socket and femur and to place the implants properly.
The surgical procedure is similar, but there is less soft-tissue dissection. A single minimally invasive hip incision may measure only 3 to 6 inches. It 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 the 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. It may take longer to perform this surgery than it does to perform traditional hip replacement surgery.