Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement


About Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement


Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, also known as Muscle Sparing Hip Replacement, is a technique which involves cutting in-between muscles rather than through them. During the Muscle Sparing Hip Replacement, a smaller surgical incision is used and there is less cutting of the tissue surrounding the hip. This technique has been used overseas for some time particularly in European countries such as Switzerland and France.

What are the benefits of a Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement?

  • Patients may experience a faster recovery in the short term
  • Shorter stay in hospital
  • Smaller incision
  • Less Muscle or Tissue damage

What are the risks of a Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement?

Similar to any surgery or hip replacement surgery, there are always risk factors that need to be considered before deciding to undergo a medical procedure.

  • Infection
  • Blood Clots (DVT)
  • Dislocation
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Fractures
  • Loose Joint
  • Nerve Damage
Next Steps


Speak with your GP or family doctor about your condition and get a referral to see Mr Barnes. Mr Barnes will then review your medical information and discuss your treatment options.

Should I have an Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement?

There are many factors to considers when performing an Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement. Generally, this procedure suits patients with a suitable BMI, are healthier, and more motivated to participate in the rehabilitation process.

Mr Barnes performs hip replacements utilising several different approaches depending on the needs of each individual patient. He is happy to discuss the benefits of each different type of hip replacement technique and will plan your operation to achieve the best possible results.