HIP PROSTHESIS

Four Variations

APPROACHES

Standard
Two-incision

 


Different Approaches to the Hip

 

TWO-INCISION APPROACH

Two-incision hip replacement is a revolutionary new way of performing this procedure.  Instead of placing both the pelvic and leg components through one incision, each component is placed through a separate small incision. This approach is based on going between muscle groups instead of through them.

 

This approach is dramatically less painful and designed to get patients back to normal activities quickly. Many of Dr. Allisonís patients have returned to work within two weeks.

 

This is a difficult procedure. It takes more time, may have a higher blood loss, and can have a higher complication rate. It is reserved for patients who need to return to activity in a more timely fashion.

 
Compare Incisions

Two-incision hip surgery compared to Traditional Surgery

 

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