Minimally invasive hip replacements have several advantages over their predecessor the ‘open’ hip replacement. But why exactly is a minimally invasive hip replacement better than a traditional ‘open’ hip replacement?
Minimally invasive hip replacement requires less cutting of the tissue surrounding the hip. This small incision means that there is less blood loss, a smaller scar, and a quicker recovery time, hence the description ‘less-invasive’. It can either be performed with one incision (single-incision surgery) or two (two-incision surgery). Two-incision surgery leaves two smaller scars, as opposed to a slightly larger scar with one-incision surgery.
Minimally invasive hip replacements usually result in a shorter post-surgical hospital (or surgery center) stay, plus a quicker return to maximum medical improvement.
Orthopaedic Surgery Associates has several orthopedic surgeons in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton who are very experienced at performing minimally invasive hip replacements and have a history of good outcomes. Specifically: