Michael B. Gerhardt, MD - Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hip Specialist
Michael B. Gerhardt, MD - Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hip Specialist: (310) 829-2663
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Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement

Total Hip Replacement is very successful surgical treatment for arthritis of the hip.

Over the last several years hip replacement surgery has evolved to a Minimally Invasive technique.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement are

  • Less tissue trauma - muscles and tendons are avoided or separated, not cut
  • Faster and less painful rehabilitation
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring - two incisions of 1½ to 2 inches each, rather than one 10- to 12-inch incision
  • Shorter hospital stay - 1-2 days (vs. 3-5 days); some patients go home in less than 24 hours
  • Reduced blood loss and less need for pre-surgery blood donation
  • Faster return to work and daily activities
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