Hip replacement surgery is common in the U.S., affecting almost 200,000 people each year. Unfortunately, traditional hip replacement surgery usually requires hospitalization of four to five days and a three to four month recovery time.
Dr. Richard Berger, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush joint reconstruction surgeon, says that minimally invasive hip replacement surgery results in less bleeding, less pain and allows a much quicker recovery time for the patient. MOR surgeons were among the first in the world to perform this treatment as an alternative to traditional surgery. Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is done through one or two smaller incisions, instead of the 12- to 18-inch incision used in traditional hip replacement surgery.
"With minimally invasive surgery, we don't cut any muscles, ligaments or tendons," explains Dr. Berger. "We put the pieces in without disrupting any of the soft tissues."
Dr. Berger and several of his hip replacement patients were featured on Health Corner, a television health program sponsored by Walgreens. To hear more from Dr. Berger and his patients regarding minimally invasive hip replacement surgery, visit Walgreens Health Corner:
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