Path Surgical Technique In Hip Replacement Provides Shorter And Less Painful Recovery
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, more than 234,000 total hip replacements are performed in the U.S. each year; a number that has increased dramatically in the last decade. The rise in the number of hip replacements in the U.S. can be attributed to several factors, including aging baby boomers; unwillingness of patients to suffer with hip pain; but … Read the Rest
Thomas P. Vail, MD, MBA and John J. Callaghan, MD
Although debate regarding minimally invasive hip surgery is inconclusive, information published to date on the risks and benefits of small-incision approaches focuses the discussion on quality and outcomes. Small-incision surgical approaches include the posterior, anterolateral, direct anterior, and two-incision approach. Computer navigation assists in mapping hip replacement surgery. Obesity is a risk factor and has been found to increase … Read the Rest
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
By Maureen Bracken
If you’re considering hip surgery, you can reduce recovery time and pain with minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. The surgery involves an anterior approach to the hip. Traditional hip replacements performed in the U.S. use the posterior or lateral/posterior approach. Over the years, a smaller incision with the traditional approach has been used and is less invasive, but it still requires following strict hip restrictions.
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Minimally Invasive Anterolateral Hip Replacement and the “24 Hour Total Hip” at Orthopaedic Associates of Portland
Minimally invasive anterolateral total hip replacement is a remarkable new procedure pioneered in Germany that is now being performed by a select few surgeons in the US. By using this approach hip replacement can be accomplished with a minimum of surgical trauma by working between muscle groups with a single small incision. No detachment or splitting of muscle is … Read the Rest
Todd Swanson, Las Vegas Orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in minimally invasive total hip replacement, has worked with a team of surgeons and Smith & Nephew Orthopedics to design a new “mini-stem” total hip prosthesis specifically for the young, active patient. Currently, the new mini-stem prosthesis is being used only by the designing surgeons while it goes through an in-house quality assurance testing protocol before being released to the general orthopedic surgeon public.
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Total hip replacement is a common procedure. It involves removing the head of the thighbone (femur). The ball-and-socket mechanism of the hip is replaced with artificial implants…
…Newer techniques and implants have been developed. They make hip replacement a less invasive operation. It takes less time for the patient to recover from surgery. The new implants are engineered to last longer.
Minimal Incision Hip Replacement: Minimal incision hip replacement surgery lets the surgeon perform … Read the Rest