Total hip replacement or total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been coined “The Operation of the Century”, and for good reason. The misery of hip arthritis is rapidly improved after a joint replacement surgery. JIS surgeons have been pioneers in developing minimally invasive hip replacement. Many surgeons come from around the country and the world to learn the techniques that JIS surgeons have developed.
Anterior approach total hip arthroplasty
There are three common ways by which hip replacement surgery can be done: Anterior approach; posterior approach and laterally-based approach. The anterior approach is rapidly becoming the favored approach by many patients and surgeons. With the anterior approach, no muscle is cut and there are no movement restrictions after surgery. Gone are the days of wearing a massive pillow between your legs after surgery, having hip precautions and worrying about the hip dislocating. With the minimally invasive anterior approach, patients recover more quickly without the need for arduous restrictions. JIS surgeons have been performing minimally invasive anterior hip replacement for over 13 years.
Outpatient (same-day) total hip arthroplasty
Remember when your grandmother had to stay in the hospital for 10 days after a hip replacement? No longer. JIS has developed specialized rapid recovery techniques to allow patients to walk within hours of a hip replacement and go home the same-day. But what about pain control? Fear not, JIS has experience of over 8,000 outpatient joint replacements and patients very rarely have any issues with managing pain. Going home the day of surgery allows you to recover in the comfort of your own home without the risks of hospital acquired infections. JIS has the most experience in the country with same-day outpatient joint replacement surgery.
Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty implants
When performing a total hip replacement, implants are inserted to recreate the hip joint. Traditional hip implants, especially on the femur, were long, bulky and removed a lot of bone. JIS surgeons have been involved in the development of multiple implants that allow for the hip replacement to be performed through a minimally invasive approach with removal of minimal femoral bone.
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