In our practice we use the minimally invasive, muscle-sparing AMIS technique in the field of hip endoprosthetics. The AMIS method is the most gentle method for a hip operation, as no muscles, tendons or nerves are cut or nicked on the way to the hip joint. The result is a significantly faster recovery time and return to everyday life and an unchanged muscle function for professional and sports activities.
AMIS stands for “Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery” and describes the muscle- and tissue-friendly access route to the hip joint from the front: an anatomically logical and very gentle route. This special procedure significantly reduces the risk of the gluteal muscles tearing. The risk of damage to the nerve tracts is also reduced to a minimum.
The AMIS technique is performed in the supine position and the incision is made at the front of the thigh. The hip prosthesis is then inserted, leaving the muscle cords and nerve structures intact.