The surgeon can access the hip joint by different paths, following a “conventional” or a Minimally Invasive Surgical approach (MIS).
True MIS is characterised by the preservation of the muscles and tendons encountered during the hip joint capsule surgery and involves a small skin incision/scar.
AMIS (=Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery) is true Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Other approaches, which are advertised as minimally invasive (ie. posterior, lateral, double incision), are purely reduced skin incision techniques and are associated with muscle and/or tendon damage as per ‘conventional’ approaches.
The anterior approach is the only technique which follows inter-muscular and inter-nervous planes to reduce the risk of injury to muscles, tendons, vessels and nerves. Possible muscular release is always reduced at minimum and anyway is less significant than with other surgical approaches.
The main benefits of a successful total hip replacement are reduction in hip pain, recovery of mobility and improvement in quality of life. Your everyday activities and your social life will no longer be limited by pain and reduced mobility.
Medacta® believes in the importance of education: surgeons performing MyKnee have attended a training course hosted by the M.O.R.E. (Medacta®Orthopedic Research & Education) Institute. Find a specialized surgeon near your area.
The positioning of a knee prosthesis is performed using surgical instruments which prepare the bone to receive the prosthesis.
In the conventional procedures the surgical instruments are the same for all patients.
MyKnee is a surgical instrument which fits perfectly to your knee because it is tailored for you, allowing preparation of the bones to receive the prosthesis, respecting the characteristics of your anatomy.
The MyKnee enhances the benefits of a standard knee replacement offering more accurate, faster and less traumatic procedure, by the use of a surgical instrument tailored for the patient.
It has been proven that an accurate positioning of the prosthesis leads to an increased survival of the implant.
Moreover, MyKneeeliminates the need of medullary canal violation by producing customised extra-medullary jigs. Clinical studies demonstrate that the blood loss and the risk of embolism dramatically decrease if the medullary canal is left intact.
Finally, the use of the MyKnee technology is very simple and straightforward. It potentially allows the surgeon to reduce the operating time, thus decreasing the time under anesthesia and the risk of infection.
The main benefits of a successful knee replacement are reduction in knee pain, recovery of mobility and improvement in quality of life. Your everyday activities and your social life will no longer be limited by pain and reduced mobility.
MyKnee fits the shape of the knee accurately, allowing precise preparation of the bone for implanting the prosthesis. It has been proven that an accurate positioning may result in increased survival of the prosthesis. Of course, as with any surgery, individual results will vary. How long a knee replacement lasts—no matter how the procedure is performed—varies depending on a number of factors, including bone quality, patient weight and activity level and other health factors.
Sometimes it can happen. This depends on the sensitivity of the detectors at the points of control of the airport. All Medacta’s Spine implants are identified by a card called Implant Passport, provided by your surgeon after the operation. Carry it always with you and show it if necessary!