Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeons were among the first in the world to perform minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. Done through one or two smaller incisions, instead of the 12- to 18-inch incision used in traditional hip replacement surgery, the procedure dramatically reduces time in the hospital, pain and expenses. This innovative approach uses a cementless implant that grows into the bone. Because it involves less cutting of muscle, tendons and ligaments, patients recover more swiftly and may go home the day after surgery. That's compared to a four- or five-day hospitalization for traditional hip replacement surgery.
The same prosthetic hip implants used in the traditional surgery are used with the new technique. What makes it revolutionary is that surgeons access the hip, cut the bone and insert the artificial hip through the smaller incision(s). The instruments used in hip replacement surgery were modified or redeveloped to accommodate the new approach.
At this time, just about every patient is a candidate for the minimally invasive hip replacement procedure at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.
Other factors relative to your medical condition may apply. Contact a Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush specialist to see if you are a candidate.
To schedule a consultation with a Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement specialist, call us toll free at 877 MD BONES (877.632.6637).