Hip replacement

GDH NHS Trust first to perform key hole hip replacement surgery

United Lincolnshire Hospitals’ (ULH) Grantham and District Hospital has become the first ever to carry out key hole hip replacement surgery. The method uses pioneering techniques and specifically designed equipment. The new technique - which uses a much smaller incision without cutting any muscles - alleviates the need for the precautions after traditional hip replacements.

It benefits the patients because it allows a much shorter stay in hospital, and reduces the pain experienced. This allows wards to see more patients, especially as this type of hip replacement can be carried out as a day case surgery.

The surgery was recently carried out by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Prasad Antapur, and his assistant Jody Blow. It was Mr Antapur’s first key hole hip replacement surgery at ULH, and he is one of only a select group of surgeons across the country performing this surgery.

He said: “The surgery was expected to be technically challenging, but it still went well. It took just over an hour and a half, an expected time on the first attempt.

“This minimally-invasive surgery allows patients to get back to their normal activities and all previous restrictions associated with normal hip replacement surgery are redundant.”

Surgical Ward Manager at Grantham hospital, Julie Record, said: “We have an excellent team here on Ward 2 and we are looking forward to more of these surgeries with a short length of stay. It is going to be a challenge but one we are looking forwarded to and excited by.”

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