Hip Resurfacing Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Hip resurfacing is a viable alternative to traditional hip replacement for many active patients who suffer from worn surfaces on the femoral head and acetabulum. Rather than remove the damaged parts and replace with synthetics, the affected areas are smoothed out and fitted with a metal covering over the femoral head and the acetabulum.
While traditional hip replacements involve 12- to 14-inch incisions, minimally invasive hip replacement
(often referred to as a mini-hip-replacement) uses very small 3- to 4-inch incisions. The surgeon removes the femur and replaces the entire ball-and-socket hip joint with artificial implants. This is done without severing any major muscles or tendons. Benefits of mini-hip replacement include less pain, less blood loss during surgery, a shortened hospital stay and faster recovery.
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