Why an AMIS Total Hip Replacement?
The AMIS® technique causes less surgical trauma than other techniques because no muscles are cut, which aids in rapid recovery
AMIS® can Potentially provide you with the following benefits
- Decreased post-operative pain
In comparison with "conventional" surgical techniques, the AMIS® approach can reduce the postoperative
pain as muscles are not cut.
- Shorter rehabilitation
Rehabilitation can usually start the day of the operation, or the day after, subject to your doctor's approval,
based on your post-operative conditions. Standing up and walking with arm crutches can start immediately,
with your doctor's authorisation.
- Shorter hospital stay
The AMIS® technique usually significantly reduces the duration of hospital stay. Your surgeon may still
recommend a longer stay, depending on your post-operative condition.
- Small skin scar
w ith AMIS®, the skin incision is often shorter than with "conventional" surgery and therefore scar tissue is reduced.
- Faster return to daily activities
The AMIS® technique allows you to return to daily activities in a shorter time frame.
- Less blood loss
Preservation of muscles and vessels potentially reduces blood loss. Transfusions are rare and blood clots
in the legs (deep venous thromboses) are less likely.
- Reduced risk of dislocation
As a result of the AMIS® technique the preservation of muscles significantly improves the stability of the
hip. The risk of dislocation is minimal and the post-operative limitation of movements, usually prescribed
in other techniques, is not necessary.The risk of dislocation is reduced because the anterior approach
is performed from the front of your body and dislocation is mainly related to posterior hip structure
- Prevention of limping
AMIS® is characterised by a surgical technique that protects the various muscles, blood vessels and nerves encountered
during exposure of the hip joint. Minimizing muscle and nerve damage reduces the chances of limping.
You may drive when able to get in and out of the car comfortably, have excellent control of your legs and
are not taking pain medications.
Depending on your general condition and only with approval from your surgeon, you may be
driving in 8 -10 days.
Goal of AMIS®
The primary goal of AMIS® Total Hip Replacement is to minimize harm to muscles, blood
vessels and nerves surrounding the joint. The AMIS® technique is the specifically
designed method to achieve this goal.