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Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Traditionally, total hip replacement was performed through a 10–12-inch-long incision made on the side of the hip. For minimally invasive hip replacement, the surgical technique and artificial implants remain the same as traditional hip replacement, however the difference is smaller incisions and minimal soft tissue dissection.

Types of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Halawi is skilled in both the mini-posterior and direct anterior approaches, both are minimally invasive surgical techniques. Click here to learn more about the mini-posterior approach and here to learn about the direct anterior approach.


The potential advantages of minimally invasive joint replacement surgery are:

  • Smaller incisions.
  • Shorter hospital stay.
  • Less trauma to the surrounding tissues.
  • Quicker recovery.
  • Less blood loss.
  • Less scarring.
  • Faster rehabilitation.
  • Reduced post-operative pain.

Please Click here for frequently asked questions about total hip replacement.