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Minimally Invasive Knee and Hip Replacement

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Minimally invasive hip replacement differs from the traditional approach where a single, long incision is made to see the hip joint. In this process, one or two small cuts are made which ultimately reduces the pain and time of recovery. However, this may not be appropriate for everyone. Your experienced hip replacement surgeon at Eva Ortho Centre in Ludhiana will discuss various surgical possibilities with you before further proceeding with the treatment. 

Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

It is a type of surgery that will replace a broken or damaged Knee joint. This surgery will have a smaller cut in comparison to the traditional one. This needs small tools that allow a surgeon to remove a portion of the bones and replace it with implants to regenerate the joint. For smooth gliding, a layer of plastic is placed among the metal components. 

Advantages Of Minimally Invasive Surgery

The main benefits of minimally invasive treatment include increased range of motion immediately after surgery, low level of blood loss during surgery, speedy recovery, and a short stay in hospital. Actually, most of the patients leave the hospital on the same day. Major benefits are as follows:

  • Less Pain: Patients with minimally invasive procedures have less pain and discomfort than patients with open surgery. This is because the body often experiences less trauma during minimally invasive surgery. Some open procedures involve cutting out large portions of muscle and tissue.
  • Short recovery period: The most significant benefit of minimally invasive surgery is a shorter recovery period.
  • Fewer Scars: When small incisions or cuts are made, the scars are fewer.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Dr. Tanveer Bhutani who has expertise in minimally invasive surgery says “ At Eva hospital, In fact, every patient can be a candidate for minimally invasive Total Knee Replacement, if their knee structure is stable. There is no excessive bone loss in the area of the knee, has an optimal weight, and has not previously had open surgery on the same knee. “

On the other hand, Minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery is not advisable for all. Your doctor will thoroughly evaluate and consider a number of factors before concluding if the procedure is the right one for you.

In general, patients who are thin, healthy, young, and motivated to take part in the rehabilitation process are better candidates for a minimally invasive approach than traditional ones. 

People who are overweight, have other types of hip abnormality, slowest recovery, have had back surgery before (on the same hip). This means that their wounds heal very slowly, both externally and internally. Usually, those patients are treated with traditional methods of hip replacement.

Period Of Recovery

Among the new knee replacement techniques, patients are motivated to become mobile much earlier in relation to the traditional method of knee replacement. Physiotherapists help the patients to get out of bed on the same day or the next day. Advanced types of pumps that inject pain relievers into the cut, patient-controlled analgesics, and more sophisticated anti-inflammatory drugs are used to speed up the recovery. 

Hip surgery is a major procedure that is usually painful and requires a considerable amount of time to heal. However, it’s minimally invasive provides similar results as of traditional hip replacement operation, but with less pain and a slower recovery time period.

Which Is Better- Traditional or Minimal?

Various researches have been conducted, but it cannot be concluded which one is better for hip either traditional or minimally invasive replacement. The best decision is made by a specialist surgeon in each case.

There is no one way to do hip surgery. In general, it is better for you if you are younger, relatively thin, do not have a bone or joint deformities, or do not have osteoporosis, and have not had hip surgery before. Experienced surgeons come to a decision after consulting with patients.

Compared to traditional and minimally invasive knee replacement, the only difference is in the size of the incision. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but only highly skilled surgeons can perform minimally invasive surgery. There are challenges associated with this type of technology. The surgeon must be highly skilled and experienced with this new approach, this is why this surgery is not so popular.

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Minimally invasive surgery should be held by the best knee replacement surgeon in Punjab similar to conventional joint replacement surgery. You can ask your doctor about his or her experience with this type of advanced technology, for both hip and knee. If you have any queries about these procedures or any other ortho services, you can contact us either by phone or book an appointment at Eva Hospital.


About The Author

Tanveer Bhutani
Eva Hospital encompasses various modern orthopedic practices pioneered by the prominent orthopedic surgeon in Ludhiana “Dr. Tanveer Singh Bhutani”.


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