The AMIS technique is a surgical procedure that allows you to reach the joint by inserting yourself between the different muscle planes, respecting them, without ever disinserting the muscles.
The muscles thus spared can be used immediately after the operation, thus allowing immediate post-operative follow-up, much faster than the same operation performed in the classical technique.
The prosthesis used is a classical prosthesis, only the placement technique differs.
Main advantages of the AMIS technique:
- Less blood loss
- Fewer post-operative complications because it is less aggressive to the tissues
- Less risk of dislocation
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to social and professional life
- Less expensive.
The practice of the AMIS technique requires:
- A specific technical platform (extension table, ancillary equipment ....)
- A surgeon experienced in the technique: at the beginning of the surgeon's learning phase, only about 20% of cases can be operated on with the AMIS technique (main exclusion criteria: obese or overly muscular people...).
- With experience, 100% of first intention prosthesis cases are possible with the AMIS technique.