Orthopedic surgeons are now performing hip replacement surgeries at the hospital using the minimally invasive “anterior supine intramuscular” (ASI) approach, designed to minimize patient trauma and shorten recovery time. With the ASI approach, surgeons gain access to the hip joint through a much shorter incision at the front of the hip instead of on the side or back.
“The ASI approach allows us to directly approach the hip by going between the muscles and tendons that surround it rather than cutting through them,” said Matthew Lyman, D.O., orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Davis Hospital and Medical Center. “This minimizes muscle and tendon disruption and makes the surgery less traumatic for patients. Patients experience less pain, return to daily activities more quickly and most even walk within a day of surgery.”
Recently, the hospital purchased and installed a specialized operation table that positions the patient correctly throughout the surgery.
“Our patients will benefit from this type of hip replacement surgery, and we are pleased to provide it in our community,” said CEO Mike Jensen. “Bringing in new technology allows us to provide superior medical care and services to improve the quality of life for those we serve.”
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