Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized many fields of medicine. Its key characteristic is that it uses specialized techniques and instrumentation that enable the physician to perform major surgery without a large incision
The procedure does not disturb as many muscles and tendons in the hip area as the classic total hip procedure. This allows for a potentially more natural reconstruction after the prosthesis is in place and the potential for a quicker return to normal function and activity.
The smaller incision and reduced muscle disruption indicate that patients may have a shorter recovery time and less scarring. With MIS hip replacement, there may be less blood loss, less time in surgery and possibly a shorter hospital stay.