Minimally invasive hip replacement
Various techniques have been developed including posterior MIS approach, lateral and anterior. All techniques have their own strengths and weaknesses. Orthopaedics WA has been involved with MIS hip replacement surgery for over 15 years and he will nearly always use the muscle sparing mini posterior approach.
Orthopaedics WA believe that the advantages of this approach are:
- Excellent exposure allowing optimal implant placement, optimising longevity of the hip replacement and minimising dislocation.
- Minimal muscle damage, with no interference with the walking muscles, and the lowest potential for nerve injury. This leads to minimal blood loss, better immediate function, and less limp.
- The approach can be extended fully if there is a problem during or subsequent to the surgery.
Our routine hip replacement patients will usually be able to go home on the second to third day post operatively, (although individual requirements vary).
- Pathway for total hip replacement and resurfacing hip replacement
- Bearings for hip replacement
- Hip replacement in the young