Brian S. Parsley, M.D, flag

MIS Hip: Two-Incision Approach

Two-Incision ApproachTraditional hip replacement surgery typically involves a procedure leaving patients with a 12-18 inch scar and a hospital stay of up to 3-5 days. However, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. This technique uses the same implants as traditional hip replacement surgery, but allows surgeons to avoid disturbing as much muscle and tendon tissue. This technique may also provide potential benefits to patients such as:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars
  • Shortened hospital stay after surgery
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Reduced post-operative pain

Only an orthopaedic surgeon can determine if this hip surgery option is right for you.

You can find complete information on this technique on www.minimally-invasivehip.com.

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