Recently, minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement has gained popularity and in some instances can be the preferred choice. This surgery does offer speedier recovery and less surgical trauma.
Why Do People Require Hip Replacement Surgery?
Common causes of ailments that are treated with hip replacement include past injuries, gout, and bone damage due to blood flow issues but the most common is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis damages the cartilage between the ball on top of the leg bone and the socket which helps the joint move easily. Hip replacement patients often complain about severe groin pain, stiffness which inhibits their movement and difficulty with simple tasks such as walking, putting socks and shoes on or getting into and out of a car.
Why Choose Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery is less traumatic to the muscles, soft tissues and structures surrounding the hip
The main advantages of minimally invasive hip surgery are:
Less damage to soft tissues
Quicker and safer recovery
More rapid recovery to normal routine
Shorter hospital stay
Reduced blood loss
Are You the Right Candidate for this Surgery?
Like with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). In general, these risks are minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping all pre-existing medical problems in good control.
Before and After the surgery
Before the surgery, arthritis, fracture, or other conditions in the underlying bone develops spurs and irregularities which cause pain and loss of motion.Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of hip damage.
After the surgery, the diseased parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint. At surgery, the femoral head is taken out of the socket, hip implants are placed and the hip is placed back into its original position in order to provide pain relief and improvement in hip function.
Why Dr. Shah?
Minimally invasive hip replacement is a specialized procedure and should only be performed by a qualified, experienced and well-trained surgeon like Dr. Shah.
Dr. Shah is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who has sought out special training to perform this procedure.
Dr. Shah’s operating rooms, medical equipment and techniques are state of the art and his surgical team has been specially trained to assist him get the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Shah has performed over 500 MIS anterior hip replacements.
Dr. Shah understands all the risks associated with this procedure and how to minimize them.
Dr. Shah is open to discuss any questions with his patients and it is important to him that both his patients and their families are comfortable and well-informed prior to surgery.