Thanks to the new Minimally Invasive Solutions™ (MIS) technique, two short hours and one or two tiny incisions later, patients are walking around the orthopedic nursing unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center after having their hips replaced.
While MIS uses the same clinically proven implants as conventional joint replacement surgeries, it employs a highly advanced technique that results in a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery time and a smaller incision. Compared to traditional joint replacement surgeries, the MIS joint replacement technique produces significant benefits, such as:
- Less Scarring
Incisions are usually 1.5 to 2 inches long, compared to the traditional joint replacement incision of 6 to 8 inches.
- Less Blood Loss and Pain
Special instruments allow the surgeon to separate muscles, ligaments and tendons instead of cutting through them. This reduces damage to the surrounding tissue, which results in less pain after the procedure.
- Faster Recovery
Hospital stays can be as short as 23 hours to two days, compared to four to five days for traditional replacement surgery.