Dr. Corey G. Solman, Jr. sees patients in the St. Louis area for various hip conditions such as soft tissue injuries, fractures, hamstring and quadriceps injuries and specializes in labral tear repairs, total hip replacements, AMIS surgery (minimally invasive) and gluteus and muscle repairs.
Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS) Total Hip Replacement
Dr. Corey Solman is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the St. Louis area who utilizes the AMIS approach for minimally invasive hip replacements.
This technique was created to minimize the harm to the nerves, blood vessels and muscles near the hip which can reduce post-operative pain, as well as shorter skin incisions and less scar tissue compared to “traditional” hip replacements.
The AMIS technique significantly reduces the length of your hospital stay and rehabilitation usually starts the day of surgery or the day following surgery. This minimally invasive procedure allows you to return to normal activity sooner than a “conventional” surgery.
Other benefits of the AMIS approach are the preservation of muscles, blood vessels and nerves which improves stability of the hip and the chance of dislocation is minimal because the anterior approach is performed from the front of the body and dislocation is usually associated with posterior hip structure damage. Minimizing muscle and nerve damage reduces the chances of limping as well.
While other techniques state to be minimally invasive, smaller incisions are the only benefit they offer when compared to traditional surgical procedures which are still associated with tendon/muscle injuries. Dr. Corey Solman is located in the St. Louis area and specializes in the anterior minimally invasive hip replacement allowing a speedy recovery and better quality of life for his patients.
Benefits of the AMIS technique Include:
- Decreased Post-Operative Pain
- Shorter Rehabilitation
- Shorter Hospital Stay
- Smaller Incisions
- Faster Return to Normal Activities
- Less Blood Loss
- Reduced Risk of Dislocation
- Prevention of Limping