Mini Incision For Total Hip Arthroplasty

Thomas P. Sculco, MD
Thomas P. Sculco, MD

Director, Complex Joint Reconstruction Center
Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery

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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