Minimally invasive surgical techniques for total hip replacement are the subject of ongoing clinical studies. It may take many years and dozens more clinical studies before minimally invasive procedures are shown to have definitively better or worse outcomes than traditional procedures.
In the meantime, patients and doctors must use the knowledge available to make informed choices. The table below summarizes much of what we know about traditional total hip replacement surgery compared to minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. Because of the limited research available, all minimally invasive techniques are grouped together.
In This Article:
- Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery: Things to Consider
- Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Procedure
- Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement vs. Traditional Hip Replacement
Table: Minimally invasive versus traditional hip replacement
|Disadvantages and Risks||
|Patient Characteristics and Requirements||
Patients have the same medical requirements as they would traditional surgery. Additionally, evidence seems to indicate that the best candidates—