The MAASH technique is a hip prosthesis surgery , that is, it is the primary replacement of the hip by a prosthesis.. This is one of the most relevant surgeries since it improves the quality of life of people.
Despite advances in materials and new prosthetic designs, certain complications such as dislocation of implanted components, loosening and infection remain. The MAASH technique, presented in 2013, is a new work philosophy that is based on the preservation of the fundamental stabilizing elements of the hip.
This technique is not a new surgical approach, but is a method based on the preservation of the stabilizing and essential elements of the hip joint.. Maintains the natural biomechanics of the hip, changing the classic concept of prosthetic balance based on the muscles by the concept of capsular balance .
Advantages of the MAASH technique
When the specialist in Traumatology implant a hip prosthesis using the MAASH technique, the chances of dislocation are minimal and the duration of the implanted components will probably be greater.
Among the advantages offered by this technique are:
- High stability of the prosthesis with minimum probability of dislocation
- Control of the difference in length of the lower extremities
- Requires a shorter time of entry. The hospitalization is approximately three days.
- Quick recovery that allows quickly return to routine and professional activity.
Who can undergo the MAASH technique?
All those people who do not present contraindications for a hip replacement by prosthesis can benefit from the MAASH technique.
It is indicated for people who have not been operated on hip prosthesis surgery previously. That is, it requires that the hip capsule be intact. On the other hand, it is ideal for people with hip osteoarthritis who wish to continue practicing sport.
By not depending on muscle balance but the capsular, allows it to be used in cases of high risk of dislocation such as people with neuromuscular diseases, dementia, trisomy of Down, intracapsular fractures of the hip and rescue of failed osteosynthesis of fractures of the Femoral neck, among others.