MONTREAL, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - A new cutting edge hip-surgery
technique is being offered in Montreal by Dr. Benoit Benoit,
orthopaedic surgeon. The new procedure, Anterior Minimally Invasive
Surgery (AMIS), is a progressive and major breakthrough, as it doesn't
cut through any muscles - an essential factor for fast recovery.
Patients undergoing the surgery can possibly benefit from significantly
reduced time spent in hospital, decreased post-operative pain, less
blood loss, reduced risk of dislocation, a faster return to daily
activities and a vast overall improvement to their quality of life.
The procedure uses the same hip replacement components as conventional
procedures, but with an anterior approach that allows the hip
replacement components to be placed safely through a single incision
without disconnecting any muscle from bone or interfering with any
nerve connections. While the anterior approach is not new, developments
in the instrumentation used in the procedure means the operation is
less demanding than previously, which is why it is gaining in
Although the technic is new in Canada, there have been more than 50,000
AMIS cases done worldwide.
Dr. Benoit has learned the AMIS technic in Switzerland, France and
Ottawa, during fellowships programs.
SOURCE Polyclinique de Montréal
For further information:
Dr. Benoit Benoit
Hip and Knee arthroplasty and Traumatology
Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
Université de Montréal
Information : Jacinthe Leblond
Polyclinique de Montréal : 514-331-1400