TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY ASI (Anterior Supine Intermuscular)
A PAINLESS, NON-TRAUMATIC METHOD
The minimally invasive anterior approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty with the ASI technique (Anterior Supine Intermuscular) is performed through a small skin incision, without section of the muscles that surround and support the joint.
Compared to other methods, it has significant advantages.
- The operation is performed without section or injury to the muscles, tendons and nerves. This means that:
- Blood loss is less, so that a transfusion is generally avoided
- Postoperative pain is significantly less
- The patients can stand up on the first postoperative day
- Very soon they go back to normal everyday activities, so that they avoid the danger of muscle atrophy, which is a common result of prolonged immobility
- The ASI technique permits exact control of leg length during the operation, so that the danger of length discrepancy is avoided.
- It permits control of stability of the joint during the operation, so that the danger of postoperative dislocation is reduced to practically zero.
- X-ray control during surgery ensures optimal placement of implants.
- The technique is suitable for all body types. Increased body weight does not affect the procedure, because the point of incision naturally has very little fatty tissue.
- Total duration of the procedure is shorter than that of classic techniques.