Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty

S. H. Weeden, S. Ogden, M. H. Huo

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With a growing interest from patients and physi cians in minimally invasive total hip replace ments, further investigation is needed to truly outline the risks and benefits. While most sur geons performing minimally invasive or min imal incision total hip arthroplasty agree that the patient's recovery is faster, opponents claim that there is a higher complication rate with steep learning curves for these technically demanding procedures. The evolution of mod ern implants includes bone preserving hip resurfacing and large head metal-on-metal hip prostheses, that continue to influence surgical techniques. Minimally invasive surgery will likely trend towards accelerated rehabilitation programs, multimodal postoperative pain con trol and bone sparing procedures as compared to procedures with just smaller skin incisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009


  • Arthroplasty
  • Hip surgical procedures
  • Minimally invasive recovery of function
  • Replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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