- X-rays will show if you have cartilage loss, abnormal change in bone density, or bony projections or erosions.
- A blood test will be taken to rule out rheumatoid arthritis.
- Your hip will be examined to evaluate range-of-motion and any deformities.
- You will b asked to describe the pain in your hip and to provide your medical history — injuries, infections, ailments, and medications you are taking.
- Smaller incision and scar — 21/2 to 31/2 inches,
- instead of the 10-to 12-inch standard incision
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster rehabilitation
- Recent history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Unstable medical conditions that may lead to a higher risk of complications
- Prior hip replacement surgery on the same hip
MIS™ Mini-Incision Hip Procedure
Continuing to enjoy life as we get older is important to everyone. But for those individuals suffering from hip arthritis,giving up a cherished lifestyle often becomes a harsh reality. Even the simplest daily activities that many of us take for granted, like walking or sitting comfortably in a chair, can become a painful struggle.
Hip arthritis is a disabling condition that commonly affects patients over the age of 60. In a healthy hip, the movement of bending, straightening or rotating is absorbed by cartilage, allowing the hip ball to move freely in the socket. Over time, the cartilage can wear away or become damaged, causing the bones to rub against each other. This results in symptoms such as thigh pain that radiates to the knee, groin pain, unequal leg lengths, limping, muscle weakness, and stiffness around the hip.
The Zimmer MIS Posterior Hip Procedure is designed to preserve many of the posterior hipstructures so that rehabilitation can be faster. Among the potential benefits of this minimally invasive technique are:
- A single incision
- Less muscle and soft tissue trauma
- Shorter hospital stay
- Smaller scar
This procedure has a much smaller incision—2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches instead of the 10- to 12-inch standard incision. Patients may be able to return to their daily lives within 4-6 weeks, as opposed to the 3-4 month recovery period that is common for a traditional hip surgery. Talk to your doctor about which procedure may be best for you.
|Zimmer MIS Anterolateral Hip Procedure||Zimmer MIS 2-Incision Hip Procedure||Zimmer MIS Posterior Hip Procedure||Traditional Hip Replacement|
|Incision||One 2 ½ -3 ½ inch incision||Two 1 ½- to 2-inch incisions||One 2 ½ - to 3 ½-inch incision||One 10- to 12-inch incision|
|Tissue Trauma||Muscles and tendons avoided||Muscles and tendons avoided||Fewer muscles and tendons cut or separated||More muscles and tendons cut or separated|