Advanced Hip Replacement Surgery For Reduced Scarring Explained By London Expert

Apr 11, 2024

Did you know that you can get a new hip, with almost no scarring, or with no mobility restrictions? Prof. Paul Lee, the founder of MSK Doctors and a specialist in hip conditions explains it all, with his latest research. Just book a visit online.

Imagine this: You go into a private clinic for a hip replacement, and the very next day you're back at home with either no mobility restrictions, or no visible scar.

It's not magic, it's science - all you need are the latest surgical techniques, from an experienced surgeon. Professor Paul Lee, a hip specialist who helped optimize some of the latest surgical techniques explains everything, just visit

If you would prefer the everyman's version first - just hang around for a minute, because I've got things to say about it.

The first thing I have to say about it is this: Wow.

Where We Started Vs Where We Are Now.

If you're a history fan, like me, then you might know that it's been 133 years since the first replacement was attempted, in 1891. Since that time, it's no surprise, a whole lot has changed.

Even just a few years ago, a hip replacement was a much more arduous surgery - and the real work starts after you're done under the knife. These new techniques are a whole different story though.

They offer the same ultimate result, a brand new hip, but how they get there and how that affects you can differ a lot. In short, the new ways are quicker, easier, and more stable, and that's just to start. Let me back up to the beginning though, and explain how they made these improvements.

Seeing The Problem In A New Light.

Imagine your hip for a moment, not just the skin, but underneath - there are muscles, tendons, veins, and all kinds of things going on under the skin, and your hip bone is buried far inside. Well the short version is, with these new techniques, instead of making a big cut down the middle, they found a way to swap out your hip, without causing much damage.

It's really that simple, to picture it at least - the procedure is a bit more complicated, but that's most of what you need to know. Now, here's where the two techniques can differ.

SPAIRE - For Minimal Surgical Trauma.

Using the SPAIRE technique, the surgical team focuses primarily on minimising your surgical trauma by avoiding causing damage to several important muscles and tendons around the hip. As a result, you can begin to move with your full range of motion even immediately after the operation, and can return home with no mobility restrictions.

If your concern is minimising surgical trauma and getting a fast recovery, this is the option you want. However, it's not the only one.

BIKINI - For Minimal Surgical Scarring.

While the BIKINI technique also helps to minimise surgical trauma, this procedure places more of a focus on the visual scarring, and uses a special technique to hide the resulting scar in your hip crease. With the BIKINI surgery, you can practice walking with crutches soon after your operation, and can usually return home within 24 hours after the surgery.

The question is, does a bit of scarring bother you? If it does, then that's an important factor, and you should ask a specialist about the BIKINI option. Your opinions matter, especially when it comes to your own body.

The Right Surgeon For The Job.

Prof. Lee’s research suggests that if you choose the BIKINI technique, you should also ensure that you have a surgical team that is already experienced with this new procedure. In clinical trials, it was found that the more experience a surgeon had with the BIKINI procedure, the more likely they were to be able to hide the scarring successfully, without additional complications.

Unfortunately, since this technique is pretty new, there aren't a lot of experienced specialists... but I do know of at least one.

How To Get An Appointment With An Expert, Soon.

Professor Paul Lee, and MSK Doctors hip specialists, are available with no GP referral, and no waiting lists. It's so much easier than you might think, you can book your own appointment online or over the phone, for anything.

Whether you want a consultation, a diagnosis, or even a treatment, just let them know.

Before you decide though, I suggest learning a little bit about your options, straight from the experts.

You can read the full report I referenced, or book an appointment with a specialist, at

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