Minimally invasive, robotic assisted joint replacement
Patient specific surgical plans for superior recovery
Direct Superior Total Hip
Your surgery may be performed using the Direct Superior Approach, a minimally invasive surgical technique used in total hip replacement. This technique may be associated with:
Reduced muscle damage
Smaller incision size
Enhanced post-operative recovery
What are the differences between the Direct Superior Approach and traditional hip replacement?
One difference is the location of the incision. During a traditional hip replacement, the surgeon will make an incision through the IT band, which is a muscle that extends down the outside of your leg from the pelvis to the knee. In a Direct Superior procedure, the surgeon avoids cutting the IT band.
Another difference is the length of the incision. Traditional hip replacement may require an 10-12 inch incision while the incision used in the Direct Superior Approach may be 3-6 inches in length.