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Mini Posterior Hip Replacement

What is Mini-Posterior Hip Replacement?

Mini-posterior hip replacement is a surgical procedure used to replace your damaged hip with synthetic parts inserted through a small incision made at the back of the hip.

The surgery involves the replacement of portions of the pelvis and femur (thighbone) without disturbing the vital abductor muscles that are critical to hip stability and gait.

Indications for Mini-Posterior Hip Replacement

Indications for the operation include:

Preparation for the Procedure

Your doctor may ask you to start preparing 4 to 6 weeks before the surgery. The preparation might begin with blood tests, urine tests, ECG and X-rays.

Subsequently, you are likely to be told to:

How is Mini-Posterior Hip Replacement Performed?

Just prior to surgery, you will be given general anesthesia to make you sleep. During the procedure:

You are expected to walk with full weight-bearing on the day of the surgery and be discharged the same day or the next.

Risks Associated with the Procedure

Like every surgery, mini-posterior hip replacement comes with its own risks such as:

What Precautions should be Taken as You Recover from the Procedure?

As you recover from the procedure, you need to:

Recovery from the procedure may take anywhere between six weeks to six months depending on the severity of the damage, your age and physical condition, and your activity level.

Benefits of Mini-Posterior Hip Replacement

The main benefits of the procedure include, but are not limited to:

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