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Posted on: 08 Apr 2019

What is an AMIS Total Hip Replacement?

What is an AMIS Total Hip Replacement? (Bikini hip)

Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS) technique allows the Surgeon to perform a hip replacement or arthroplasty through a small opening in the skin, avoiding injury to the muscles, tendons and nerves. This is commonly known as the ‘bikini’ hip replacement.

The AMIS technique allows the patient to recover more quickly than some other techniques because no muscles are cut.  Patients who have a bikini hip replacement can potentially benefit from decreased pain after their operation, a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to daily activities.

With the anterior ‘bikini’ approach, patients can experience the following benefits:

  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter rehabilitation
  • Quicker return to daily activities
  • Reduced risk of dislocation
  • Prevention of limping
  • Less blood loss
  • Smaller skin scars

To learn more about the AMIS Total Hip Replacement, please talk to your GP.   The AMIS Total Hip Replacement is provided by Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon - Mr Nikolaos Davarinos. To learn more about Mr Nikolaos Davarinos, please see his Consultant profile http://bit.ly/MrDavarinos

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