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What Is The MIS Anterior Supine Hip Procedure?


The Zimmer MIS Anterior Supine Hip Procedure combines the benefits of a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with the advantages of an anterior approach (the front of your hip).

Traditional hip surgery involves an 8- to 12-inch incision on the side or back of your leg. The Zimmer MIS Anterior Supine Procedure uses a 3- to 6-inch incision on the front of your leg. This allows your surgeon to have an optimized view of your hip joint during surgery.

The smaller incision gives your surgeon the ability to work between your leg muscles without having to cut the muscles from your thighbones.

It also lets your surgeon preserve the tissue that keeps your joint tight, which reduces the risk of dislocation (when your hip comes out of the socket) after surgery.

Benefits of anterior supine hip procedure

  • Accelerated recovery time and reduced pain, due to the minimal trauma to muscles, tendons and nerves
  • Reduced scarring due to the use of a smaller incision than with traditional total hip replacement
  • More rapid stability of the hip because the muscles are not disrupted during the procedure

In addition, because the Anterior Supine Hip Procedure is a muscle-sparing procedure, you may experience reduced rehabilitation time following surgery, as compared to the six to eight weeks of rehab that is typical with traditional hip replacement procedures.