Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
Skilled Orthopedic Surgeons in the Larger San Francisco Bay Area
Minimally invasive surgery is a surgical approach that only cuts into the subcutaneous layer under the skin, rather than deep tissue. This minimizes the number of incisions the surgeon has to make in order to perform the operation. Fewer incisions in only the subcutaneous level of the skin means faster recovery times for patients and reduced risk of infections.
Benefits of minimally invasive hip replacement surgery include:
- Decreased hip pain
- Faster recovery
- Decreased time in physical therapy
- Improved stability
- Decreased limp
- Decreased blood loss
- Decreased impact on the deep tissues and muscles
Minimally invasive surgery is more technical than traditional open surgery. It is important to find a surgeon who is experienced and skilled in these procedures. Be sure to discuss the operation with them in detail and ask any questions you may have.
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists
At Muir Orthopaedic Specialists (MOS), we primarily use the anterior minimally invasive hip replacement procedure for patients who require total hip replacement. Nearly all patients who require primary hip replacement are candidates for this surgery. It requires a 3.5 to 4.5-inch incision over the anterior of the hip. This technique does not detach or split any muscles. This allows patients to have increased function when the operation is over and less time in rehabilitation.
Our orthopedic surgeons are highly experienced in these procedures and can tell you everything you need to know about the operation. Contact us today to learn more. We serve the greater San Francisco Bay Area, including Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Brentwood, and Concord.