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How can I have an examination and treatment at Motomi Ishibe Clinic?

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①Please make an appointment by phone. 81-11-876-9008, weekdays 9am-12pm ( GST+9) . ②We decide the date of hospital admission and the surgery at the visit. ③You will come to the outpatient clinic about a month before the surgery. Usually there is one preoperative visit, and we collect your blood and do necessary examinations.④Admission to the hospital and the surgery. Usually the duration of the hospital stay is 4-14 days.⑤About a month after discharge you will be seen in the clinic, and after that you follow up once a year at the outpatient clinic.

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How long is the artificial hip joint durable?

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The implant is made of heavy-duty metals such as titanium alloy or cobalt chrome alloy and rarely breaks. However loosening between the implant and the supporting bone may cause repeat surgery. The possibility for the second operation is 0.2~2% per year and it is reported that no second operation is needed for at least 10 years. Also it is reported that young patients who are under the age of 45, those who are overweight and those who engage in physically hard work have higher possibilities.

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Is MIS available for all patients with hip disease?

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We had to choose the other procedure for 20% of patients before we introduced the navigation system. This system enables us to perform MIS on many patients who used to be out of indication. However, we never cling to MIS because we put the priority on the safety of patients. If we find it difficult to continue with MIS procedure, we will switch to the traditional procedure.

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Is MIS available for revision, or replacement of an artificial hip joint?

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Unfortunately, revision is not an indication for MIS, though we focus on avoiding muscle and bone damage as much as possible during revision.

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Do you use a special implant for MIS?

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No. We use the same implant both in MIS and in the traditional procedure. So we can use artificial implants which have been used for a long time and proven to be safe.

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How about my sex life after the surgery?

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After the surgery you will be free from pain in your hip and the movement of the hip joint will become smooth, so you can have a normal sex life. One of our patients even had a baby after the surgery.

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