Saturday, 10 September 2011

A less invasive hip replacement surgery available in Canada

MONTREAL, September 8, 2011 /Canada NewsWire Telbec/ - A new cutting edge hip-surgery technique is being offered in Montreal by Dr. Benoit Benoit, orthopaedic surgeon. The new procedure, Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS), is a progressive and major breakthrough, as it doesn't cut through any muscles - an essential factor for fast recovery.

Patients undergoing the surgery can possibly benefit from significantly reduced time spent in hospital, decreased post-operative pain, less blood loss, reduced risk of dislocation, a faster return to daily activities and a vast overall improvement to their quality of life.

The procedure uses the same hip replacement components as conventional procedures, but with an anterior approach that allows the hip replacement components to be placed safely through a single incision without disconnecting any muscle from bone or interfering with any nerve connections. While the anterior approach is not new, developments in the instrumentation used in the procedure means the operation is less demanding than previously, which is why it is gaining in popularity.

Although the technic is new in Canada, there have been more than 50,000 AMIS cases done worldwide.

Dr. Benoit has learned the AMIS technic in Switzerland, France and Ottawa, during fellowships programs.

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