The surgeon can access the hip joint by different paths, following a “conventional” surgical approach or a Minimally Invasive Surgical approach (MIS).
Mr Parminder J Singh learnt minimally invasive surgery in 2008 on his fellowship with Professor John O’Donnell in Melbourne and Professor Richard Field in London. Mr Parminder J Singh has been performing minimally invasive surgery Melbourne regularly ever since and will tailor his approach to best suit your needs.
Minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery can be used to perform a total hip replacement. True minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery is characterized by the preservation of muscles and tendons encountered during the surgery to the hip joint and offers a reduced skin incision.
Both the anterior and minimally invasive posterior approach allows for rapid recovery, and a faster return to function. Recent prospective randomized control trials including my own minimally invasive surgery Melbourne results comparing the Anterior vs the Posterior Approach at 5-year have shown similar function at 6 weeks, 12 months and 5 years following surgery.
A particular advantage with respect to the minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery to the muscles, is that the anterior minimally invasive surgery (AMIS) technique does not require the surgeon to cut any muscles.
The AMIS technique and minimally invasive posterior approach are both good techniques to allow the hip joint to be replaced in individuals suffering from arthritis in their hip. Mr Parminder J Singh uses minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery regularly to help improve the quality of your life.
For further information regarding minimally invasive surgery Melbourne, please see the guides below on the Anterior Minimally Invasive Approach.
Patient Guide to Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
Prosthesis Guide for Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery