Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement

Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery

In traditional hip replacement surgery, the surgeon makes a long incision and cuts muscles, tendons and ligaments to get to the hip joint. When more tissues, muscles and tendons are cut during surgery, the recovery is more painful and the healing process takes longer. In Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement, the surgeon gets to the hip joint from the back of the hip. Muscles are also separated and not cut, for less trauma to the patient.

Who is the typical candidate for MIS Muscle Sparing Total Hip Replacement?

In most cases, any patient undergoing a total hip replacement will benefit from a muscle sparing approach.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

  • Less tissue trauma - muscles and tendons are not cut
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay - one to two days versus four to five days
  • Quicker and less painful rehabilitation
  • Faster return to work and daily activities