What is it?
A minimally invasive hip replacement is a procedure in which a small surgical incision is used and a small number of muscles around the hip are cut or detached and replaced with a prosthesis that relieves pain and helps mobilize the hip joint area. The minimally invasive approach is meant to accelerate recovery times and reduce pain to the surgically repaired area.
How is it Performed?
Minimally invasive hip replacements are often performed by making a single incision placed over the outside area of the hip. The tendons and muscles get detached from the hip area and then reattached once the prosthetic joint has been effectively implemented into the correct area. Candidates for minimally invasive hip replacements are determined after a thorough evaluation.