Hospitals are the best place to be if you are acutely ill or require surgery but increasingly we are realising they are not the ideal place for recovery or rehabilitation. After extensive studies comparing hospital and home recovery, it seems that home offers certain qualities to the recovery process that you simply can’t get in hospital.
Following on from last week’s article regarding approaches to hip replacement, we now take a look in more detail at two different hip replacement approaches.The Posterior approach is the most commonly executed hip replacement surgery in the UK, accessing the joint from the back. The Direct Anterior approach (DAA) is less common with the surgeon accessing the joint from the front. DAA is becoming more widely recognised for it’s shorter recovery times and muscle preservation.
Minimally invasive surgery has been advancing over the past few decades, meaning that people suffering with a wide range of conditions can benefit from more sophisticated techniques that result in the same outcome but with less pain and a shorter recovery time. What minimally invasive techniques are used in orthopaedic surgery? Are you suitable for surgery using minimally invasive techniques?