Mini Incision For Total Hip Arthroplasty


Thomas P. Sculco, MD

Surgeon-in-Chief, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Total hip replacement has been traditionally performed through incisions and dissections which are from 9-12 inches in length. The mini-incision is a modification of the standard hip approach using new customized instruments and a skin incision of 3-4 inches in length. Studies have shown that with the mini-incision total hip replacement recovery is faster, blood loss is less and patient satisfaction is very high.


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