Anterior Hip Replacement

Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach – Preserving Soft Tissue

MiniHip™ is an ideal implant for use with a direct anterior approach hip replacement, soft tissue sparing procedure, as it follows the natural anatomy by going ‘round the corner’ of the calcar.
Direct anterior approach patients have reported earlier discharge and return to an active life as compared to patients who receive the posterior approach.
The MiniHip™ Bone Preserving Hip Replacement implant and MIAA™ instrumentation systems are ideally suited to direct anterior, helping to facilitate patient recovery and a faster return to activity.

Restoring Biomechanics

MiniHip™ Hip Replacement offers a unique way of restoring biomechanics for different patient anatomies.
MiniHip™ is a CT based design and is not constrained in its placement by a conventional, intrusive lateral profile.
This provides a unique solution to restoring the biomechanics of multiple patient anatomies.

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Why is the surgeon experience so important with Minimally invasive hip replacement techniques?

Minimally invasive surgery should be performed by a well-trained, highly experienced orthopedic surgeon.
Implant selection and placement is critical to long term success and this is a very specialized procedure.

In general, short stem hip replacement implants are designed to require less removal of bone.
This serves a dual purpose of preserving the bone for future revision surgery while providing a postoperative state closely mimicking the originally functioning hip joint.
Preserving the bone will certainly be important for “younger more active patients” who may need further surgeries.
Specifically, preservation of femoral neck and a properly designed short stem implant allow for correct stress distribution and avoid complications.
The short stem hip replacement implant allows for the normal physiologic state of load transfer throughout the hip joint.
Several Un-cemented or cementless short stem hip replacement options have been designed.

Short Stem Bone Sparing Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement Patient demographics and expectations have changed, Short Stem Bone Sparing Hip Replacement serves that need.
Being younger, more active and wanting to return to their normal way of life quicker and without compromise,
these patients require an implant that overcomes the limitations of conventional hip replacement.Bone Preserving Hip Replacement

MiniHip™ Short Stem Bone Sparing Hip Replacement is designed to give patients all the advantages of a traditional total hip replacement with the added benefit of preserving the natural anatomy, offering a solution that is an ideal intervention for a patient requiring treatment options into the second, third and fourth decade.

MiniHip™ Short Stem Bone Sparing Hip Replacement is designed to provide the bone preserving benefits of hip resurfacing with the stability of traditional total hip replacement

  • Typically mid-neck resection, defined from the centre of rotation
  • Trochanter conserving, neck preserving and diaphyseal sparing
  • Promotes physiological loading

MiniHip™  Short Stem Bone Sparing Hip Replacement has shown 99.5% survivorship at 3 years for aseptic loosening and has been awarded 3A rating for clinical excellence by the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP).

MiniHip™ Bone Sparing Hip Replacement is designed to preserve significantly more bone stock in the femoral neck, trochanter and diaphyseal region in comparison to other short and conventional stems, helping to promote more natural, physiological loading.Bone Preserving Hip Replacement

1. Trochanter conserving MiniHip™ is designed to follow the natural anatomy: there is no lateral flare and the entry point avoids the greater trochanter.

3. Neck preserving MiniHip™ neck resection is intended to preserve the neck and calcar to assist in promoting more natural physiological loading, unlike conventional Total Hip Replacement.

2. Diaphyseal sparing The length and design of MiniHip™ allows for more bone preservation of the medullary canal than traditional Total Hip Replacement. In addition, the distal tip of MiniHip™ Bone Preserving Hip Replacement is polished to reduce the risk of an increase in bone mineral density from occurring at this point.

The Hip Replacement Surgeon

Dr. Stephan Tohtz is a specialist in modern hip replacement techniques and other corrective surgeries.
With over 20 years of surgical experience in trauma and orthopedic surgery he now holds the title of Chief Physician for Orthopedics and Trauma at HELIOS Hospital, Berlin.
His extensive experience with a full range of globally available hip replacement technologies makes him an excellent choice for your hip replacement surgery.

Why is the surgeon experience so important with Minimally invasive hip replacement techniques?

Minimally invasive surgery should be performed by a well-trained, highly experienced orthopedic surgeon.
Implant selection and placement is critical to long term success and this is a very specialized procedure.

The Hip Replacement Hospital

What about the facility?

While many hospitals will do a Hip Replacement Surgery the facility you choose is important.
Whenever you implant something into your body infection becomes a great concern.
One of the things we enjoy in Germany is a low overall rate of MRSA infection compared to much of the world.
In fact, Germany’s MRSA rate is about 2/5ths of the the US’s rate.
Then consider that we operate in a private, Orthopedic hospital.
This means no Emergency Room patients bringing in infections.
As a result, our MRSA rate in the hospital is essentially zero. Yes Zero!!

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