Resource: Maine Senior Guide
What's the difference between a traditional hip replacement and a minimally invasive muscle sparing hip replacement (MS-AL)? Minimally invasive hip replacement can be a lot easier! Find out more in this blog post by Adam J. Rana, MD, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Maine Medical Partners.
The traditional surgical approach uses a single, long incision to view and access the hip joint. This involves cutting muscle/tendons to access the joint and then repairing them at the end of surgery. An alternative to this approach is a minimally invasive muscle sparing procedure in which a shorter incision is made and no cutting of muscles is involved.