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North Valley Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery

Minimally Invasive Hip Joint Replacement

A Giant Step Forward in Hip Replacement

MIS Hip Joint Replacement is a step forward in hip replacement because it may provide a number of potential benefits, which may include the following: a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, and much less scarring.1,3

As you review this website, make a note of anything you don’t understand. Your orthopaedic surgeon will be happy to answer your questions so that you’ll feel comfortable and confident with your chosen treatment plan.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure — performed in the US since the 1960s — in which a diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. Made of metal alloys and high-grade plastics (which are intended to mimic the function of bone and cartilage, respectively), the prosthesis is designed to move just like a healthy human joint. Over the years, hip replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone countless improvements. Today, hip replacement is one of the safest and most successful types of major surgery; in well over 90% of cases it is complication-free and results in significant pain relief and restoration of mobility.2


“The sooner you get it done the better you’ll feel and the more your life will change.”

— Carl Savino, 52
Stryker Hip Replacement Recipient

 


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