Insertion of the prosthesis takes into account the desired exact endposition. After the new joint head is brought together with the new joint cup on the pelvis, articulation is tested. When the joint is stable and moves freely, the joint capsule is closed and the muscles are layed back in position around the joint. Now just the connective tissue around the muscle and the skin need to be closed. Then the hip is as it was before the operation, except that it has a new joint.
The surgery is generally completed in about 45 minutes, being performed in an internervous plane without detaching muscles or tendons, and without resecting the joint capsule. To date, we have performed over 3000 MicroHip surgeries and have seen significantly fewer complications, as compared to open hip surgery. The recovery time is much shorter, the blood loss is less, and the 5-year results are clearly better than with “older” surgical techniques.