Dr. Amir Khoshbin in the Toronto Star: New Hip Replacement Technique

Unlike more traditional hip replacements, with incisions to reach the joint through either a patient’s side or back, Dr. Amir Khoshbin is performing the operation through the front and using a special surgical table to aid that approach.

The benefit is that patients begin recovering more quickly and are able to go home the same day as the surgery, instead of needing to be admitted for at least a day or two, as is usually the case.

“There’s a different ideology,” said Khoshbin, who was trained in the technique in New York. Same-day discharge surgery is still a novel approach, but it’s increasingly used by doctors in Canada.

 

Full article: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/05/27/new-hip-replacement-technique-at-st-michaels-hospital-allows-for-speedier-recovery.html

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