Bikini Incision for Hip Replacement Surgery
It is the surgical approach which portions of the hip joint are replaced with artificial joint (implants) without the cut of the muscles or no damage to surrounding muscles. Usually it is a horizontal incision; the skin incision is made within the skin fold of the “bikini line” or frontal groin crease. This approach has advantages over traditional hip surgery that the incision is vertical with reducing blood loss. It helps patients recover faster, patients start walking sooner with minimal pain. The patient stays at the hospital only 2-3 nights and then returns home. It also makes the scar less visible. The bikini incision approach is different from the traditional hip surgery that use posterior and lateral approach and the muscles surrounding hip joint are removed. The muscles cut affect the patient’s recovery with slower recovery time and increasing pain after the surgery. Posterior and lateral approach also increase the risk of dislocation that is, when the implant moves out of place.
Expert, Experience and Teamwork
The mentioned technique of hip replacement surgery should be performed by the expert and experienced surgeons for the excellent surgical outcome and for the long use of the hip replacement prosthesis. The surgeons should perform a number of hip surgeries and perform the surgeries continuously. This surgical approach uses special surgical equipment or tools and this makes the surgery difficult, hence, require the experienced hip surgeons. A high quality X-ray imaging system (Flexmove) which can rotate 360 degrees allows doctors to perform a complex procedure more effectively. The medical equipment in the operating room is designed for moving freely, the surgical bed also can be adjusted to appropriate position for the surgery. These factors affect the quality of life of the patients after the surgery.
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