Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery


Minimally invasive hip surgery refers to a group of procedures that utilize fewer incisions to correct hip pain and damage.

What is it? 

Minimally invasive hip surgery refers to a group of procedures that address chronic hip pain and damage. Minimally invasive hip surgery may be used to conduct a hip replacement or restructure an arthritic joint. Compared to historical incisions, incisions in this procedure are more precise and fewer in number.

What should I do to prepare?  

Before receiving surgery, the patient should consult with a physician or surgeon to determine if this surgery is the proper course of action. Medication plans and fasting routines may be necessary depending on the surgeon’s guidelines. Minimally invasive hip surgery is typically an inpatient procedure, so the patient should expect to remain at the hospital for post-surgical evaluation. Additionally, the patient should arrange travel accommodations in advance.

What happens during the process? 

There are several courses of action in minimally invasive hip surgery. The procedure will begin with precise incisions around the hip area to access the local muscles. The surgeon will cut through the surrounding tissue to access the bone. This method allows the surgeon to resurface a joint, restructure a joint or place implants.

What are the risks and potential complications?  

Multiple risks accompany surgical procedures, including but not limited to improper anesthesia, infections, nerve damage, excessive bleeding, an inability of the wound to heal, and bone fractures. There is also the potential for errors in hip implant positioning.


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