Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
The minimally invasive hip replacement procedures available at Inova Health system offer multiple benefits. Not only is the procedure as effective as traditional hip surgery, patients often experience less discomfort and a shorter recovery time.
Traditional hip replacement surgery requires a 10- to 12-inch incision. Minimally invasive hip replacement requires only a 3- to 6-inch incision.
Traditional hip replacement surgery requires a lengthy recovery and limitations on weight bearing. With minimally invasive surgery, patients often put full weight on their leg within 24 hours.
Your surgeon will discuss with you the appropriateness of minimally invasive surgery for your hip replacement.