Micro-Hip® — an Advanced Technique for Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty for Clinical Routine

Grifka Joachim


Several operative techniques are discussed for minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty. Тhe different techniques aim at a minimally invasive operative technique and quick rehabilitation of the patient due to preserved, completely intact muscles, especially in the gluteal region.
We developed a technique for the operative procedure, which enables us to reach the joint without cutting any muscle. It offers the possibility to have a clear sight to the acetabulum at the proximal femur and a save positioning of the implant.
The outcome is measured with radiographic evaluation, hip scores and also with a comparison to the conventional transgluteal approach (Bauer).
Our operative technique proves to allow a save procedure and gain excellent results in objective parameters as well as early rehabilitation of the patients.


minimally invasive total hip replacement; Micro-hip®

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