Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
For patients who have arthritis of the hip, I frequently recommend stretching, strengthening, and medications. If conservative (non-operative) treatments do not control your pain or improve your function, then minimally invasivehip replacement may be better for you.
New technology in the hip such as ceramic hip replacement and cross-linked polyethylene and minimally invasive surgery have provided my patients with excellent pain relief and physical function. In 2012 when I was President of the Florida Orthopedic Society, I presented research about my technique. Minimally invasive techniques have allowed me to shorten my incision and decrease the pain and blood loss from surgery, and innovations in surgical pain management have also helped my patients recover faster with less discomfort. My patients are usually up walking an hour or two after the surgery, and usually go home the next day (and in some instances, even the same day!).
Patients who do some physical therapy exercises before their surgery (prehab), usually recover faster.
Here is an article about Prehab: