What is the newest innovation in hip replacement?

Dr. Ryan Bauman talks about the newest innovations in hip replacement. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Total hip replacements can now be performed with less invasive methods, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon. A traditional (posterior) hip replacement may require an incision from 10 to 12 inches long, while minimally-invasive methods are done with one- to three-inch incisions, according to the AAOS.

Researchers are also looking at developing stress-resistant materials and alternative prosthetic designs, as well as ways to decreasing the body’s inflammatory response to artificial joints, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon.

For more information about innovations in hip replacement, talk to your doctor.

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