Well take heart and cringe no more. A number of NOMS ortho pros are offering a minimally invasive, highly advanced approach to total hip replacement.
If you’ve done some savvy nosing around on the subject you may already be familiar with the notion of the: direct anterior hip replacement. It’s worth a Google. It’s a sophisticated technique involving a relatively tiny incision and disturbing only a minimal amount of tissue. That technique coupled with digital custom templating technology and intra-operative x-ray, is yielding incredible patient outcomes.
According to NOMS’ orthopaedic surgeon, Amar Mutnal, “By combining these key elements, I see my patients up walking a few hours after surgery and virtually all my otherwise-healthy patients go home the same day. It also greatly reduces the use of narcotic pain medicines, which I have found the vast majority of my patients seldom need.”
A major added perk? The anterior approach doesn’t necessitate any of the typical post-surgical restrictions required for about six weeks following a new hip – for instance no crossing the legs or bending at the hips, and requiring a pillow between the legs while sleeping or laying down.
“Because I am not cutting through major muscles, patients have less post-operative pain and they are up walking around unassisted more quickly and with easier range of motion,” he further added. “I place a very high value and pride myself in getting patients back to their daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.”
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To learn more or find out if you are a good candidate for this exciting procedure, make an appointment with one of these orthopaedic masters seeing patients across northern Ohio: