Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement

Joint Replacement – Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement

Minimally invasive surgical techniques have been developed recently that allow a surgeon to insert the replacement components of a total hip replacement through only a few small incisions. It is believed that this less invasive approach can reduce hospital time, speed recovery, and decrease blood loss. It is important that implants be positioned properly therefore this procedure is not recommended for people with severe deformities or who carry excess weight as these factors may already lead to malpositioning of an implant.