August 2010

St. Gabriel's Offers New Hip Replacement Technique


Little Falls, MN

Surgeons at St. Gabriel's Hospital are performing an innovative hip replacement procedure called anterior intermuscular hip surgery. By making an incision at the front of the hip, rather than at the side or the back, surgeons can minimize muscle and tendon disruption, reducing trauma to the hip. The technique results in shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries. St. Gabriel's is the only hospital in the area to offer this type of hip replacement surgery. For more information, contact Patrick Rioux, patrickrioux@catholichealth.net.