Minimally invasive hip surgery (MIS)

Over the past 25 years, minimally invasive surgery has revolutionised many fields of medicine by enabling your surgeon to perform major surgery without a large incision, potentially causing less trauma to soft tissues than traditional techniques.

MIS hip surgery is a giant step forward in hip replacement, usually resulting in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, and less scarring.1,2,3 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive hip surgery?

A minimally invasive hip replacement procedure still replaces the joint with a prosthesis, but requires an incision just 8-10 cm long. It does not disturb as many muscles and tendons in the hip area as traditional hip replacement surgery, which potentially means:

  • A more natural reconstruction after the prosthesis is in place, with less scarring,
  • Quicker return to normal activity, with a shorter recovery time. 1,2,3
  • Less blood loss, less time in surgery and possibly a shorter hospital stay.1,2,3 

Stryker has partnered with surgeons worldwide to develop MIS procedures, combining a wide variety of high quality hip implants with new surgical instrumentation to help surgeons get you back on your feet sooner.

1. Wenz, James F.,MD, Gurkan, Ilksen, MD, Jibodh, Stefan R., MD, “Mini- Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Comparative Assessment of Peri-operative Outcomes,”Orthopedics Magazine, 2002.
2. National Development Conference, National Institutes of Health, December 2003.
3. Keggi, Kristaps J., “Total Hip Arthroplasty Through a Minimally Invasive Anterior Surgical Approach,” JBJS, Vol. 85-A, 2003.

Learn more about hip surgery procedures

Learn more about hip replacement procedures

Advances in hip replacement surgery

Recent improvements in hip replacement surgery technology and techniques have led to better outcomes, such as:

  • Reduced wear on the replacement joint, which extends the life of your implant,
  • Shorter post-operative rehabilitation, so you can resume everyday activities sooner.

Read about some of the latest techniques here -  you may wish to discuss them with your orthopaedic surgeon.

Next Steps

Contact your GP or health professional to discuss your options