The Mini-incision Hip Replacement

A 65 year old woman with arthritis of both hips. She has had mini-incision hip replacements on both sides and has regained her quality of life.

With recent advances in surgical instruments, hip replacements can now be performed through incisions under 10cm in length. This allows surgeons to perform surgery with much less trauma to the soft tissues around the hip. The implants used in mini-incision surgery are exactly the same as those used in conventional hip replacement. Mr Pollock is trained in this technique and will be happy to discuss it with you. The advantages of the mini-incision hip include: