In the initial stages, the problem is treated with medication, but later this is no longer sufficient and then surgical treatment becomes necessary, with total hip arthroplasty. The successful outcome of the operation allows the sufferer to have a normal life again. With total arthroplasty, the damaged bone and cartilage of the joint is replaced with an artificial joint, which includes a femoral stem with a head and an acetabular cup. There are various methods of performing the operation, which are distinguished from each other mainly according to the method of access, i.e. the way in which the surgeon reaches the joint.

Hip osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disease, developing as a result of damage to the cartilage, which covers the surfaces of the joint.

In recent years an effort has been made to solve these problems, using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our large experience in total hip arthroplasty has shown, that the best results are achieved with the technique used by our team at Athens Medical Center.


This is the ASI (Anterior Supine Intermuscular) technique, which ensures a smooth postoperative course, fast recovery and excellent long-term results.