If performing everyday activities becomes difficult due to hip pain, it may be time to consider hip replacement surgery. While there are several benefits of a total hip replacement, the thought of a large scar can be one of the drawbacks to this procedure. Women especially do not want to feel self-conscious when wearing a swimsuit after surgery. If you have found yourself needing a hip replacement, but not wanting an unsightly scar, there’s good news.
Dr. Christian Isaac and NTS Orthopedics offers an innovative lateral approach with a small 3-4 inch incision. There are different approaches that can be used when performing a total hip replacement. A minimally invasive approach allows the surgeon to access the joint with only a 3-4 inch incision. This is half the size when compared to the traditional 7-8 inches. With a smaller incision, your recovery time can also be shorter for some patients.
Don’t put off hip pain due to fear of a large ugly scar. As an expert in Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery, Dr. Isaac can help.
Dr. Isaac will personally provide details to each of his patients on what to expect before, during, and surgery. In order to create a personalized and safe surgical experience, your general health and any pre-existing medical conditions will also be reviewed at your preoperative visit.
Christian E. Isaac MD, is an orthopedic surgeon located in Frisco Texas. He graduated with “honors,” from Dartmouth Medical School, followed by six years of orthopaedic surgery training as a resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Isaac returned to his home in Toronto for an additional year of fellowship training in musculoskeletal oncology at Mount Sinai and Princess Margaret Hospitals. Dr. Isaac specializes in total knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder surgery, sarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma, benign and malignant bone cancer, and complex joint reconstruction surgery.