Take your
Anterior Approach
to the next level

CONCEPT
THE AMIS BIKINI
the evolution of the AMIS approach

As part of the AMIS EXPERIENCE offer, the AMIS Bikini represents an ADVANCED level of our anterior minimally invasive surgical offer that surgeons can experience within the comprehensive AMIS educational program.

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

The AMIS Bikini incision represents the natural evolution of the AMIS approach. It follows the same intermuscular pathway but utilizes an inguinal skin incision performed within the skin fold of the “bikini line”, or frontal groin crease.

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Discover our continuous educational opportunities designed to master the AMIS approach, from the simplest primary hip arthroplasties to the most complex cases. No Capsular Release, Bikini Incision and Revision THA are just some examples of the techniques featured at our events, where you can share your experience and learn from other experts.

DEDICATED IMPLANTS

Specifically designed to facilitate implantation through the anterior approach, with success evidenced by clinical outcomes and customer satisfaction.

ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION

AMIS add-on instrument sets were specifically developed to make the AMIS Bikini technique easier and more reproducible.

TOOLS & SERVICES

Extras provided by Medacta to further support the surgeon.

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

The AMIS Bikini incision represents the natural evolution of the AMIS approach. It follows the same intermuscular pathway but utilizes an inguinal skin incision performed within the skin fold of the “bikini line”, or frontal groin crease. The result is an aesthetically pleasing cosmetic scar along the natural "Langer’s lines" of the skin which can be hidden when wearing underwear or swimwear (e.g., a bikini).

The AMIS Bikini incision combines all the benefits of the AMIS technique with the additional advantages of the groin crease incision:

  • Better cosmetic/aesthetic appearance.(1,2,3,4)
  • Enhanced wound healing environment and lower rate of wound complications (also indicated for patient with high BMI).(1,2,3,4)

 
MEDICAL EDUCATION

Get MORE from your AMIS experience and discover our AMIS Advanced education program.
The AMIS Bikini is part of the overall AMIS EXPERIENCE, as an ADVANCED TECHNIQUE that surgeons can experience within the comprehensive AMIS educational program. With the support of a network of world-renowned experts, we offer several tailored educational options to learn with confidence the AMIS Bikini procedure and its advantages, thereby reducing any possible difficulties and challenges related to this technique.

Join the opportunity to learn how to maximize your AMIS experience

M.O.R.E. INSTITUTE

 

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ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION

The dedicated AMIS Bikini® instruments have been designed to enable the surgeon to perform an optimized and reproducible implantation via a Bikini incision, further minimizing the risk of soft tissue damage with respect to the traditional AMIS instruments.

AMIS BIKINI BROACH HANDLE

The dedicated AMIS Bikini® BROACH HANDLE allows for:

  • Less impingement
  • Better rotational stability (control of anteversion while broaching)
  • Less capsular release
  • Less hyperextension

All these features contribute to potentially decreasing the risk of femoral fractures.

AMIS BIKINI CHARNLEY BLADE

The dedicated Bikini® Charnley Blades help to avoid soft tissue injury, especially at the epidermis and dermis level.

AMIS BIKINI BECKMANN

The dedicated AMIS Bikini® BECKMANN offers stability and the sparing of soft tissues, especially at the epidermis and dermis level.

TOOLS & SERVICES

Medacta is committed to finding innovative solutions that can contribute to improving and enhancing patient care and experience, in addition to delivering economic value to the healthcare system. Medacta has developed several additional solutions/services to help the AMIS surgeons and add value to their practice, such as MyPractice Development Plan, MyHIP or Patient Optimized Pathway.

MYHIP
MYPRACTICE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
PATIENT OPTIMIZED PATHWAY

PUBLICATIONS

1. Menzies-Wilson, Richard & Mahalingham, Karuppiah & I, Tamimi & Field, Richard. (2019) “Retrospective cohort study comparing the functional outcomes of direct anterior approach hip arthroplasty. Oblique “bikini” vs longitudinal skin incision.”
2. Menzies-Wilson, Richard & Mahalingham, Karuppiah & I, Tamimi & Field, Richard (2019).”Functional Outcomes of direct anterior approach hip arthroplasty: Oblique ‘bikini’ versus longitudinal skin incision." 10.1177/2210491719890883.
3. Leunig, Hutmacher, Ricchiardi, Impellizzeri, Rüdiger, Naal (2018). “Skin crease 'bikini' incision for the direct anterior approach in total hip arthroplasty: a two- to four-year comparative study in 964 patients." Bone Joint J.
4. Manrique, MD, Paskey, BS a, Tarabichi, MD, Restrepo, MD, Foltz, PhD Hozack, MD. (2019) “Total Hip Arthroplasty Through the Direct Anterior Approach Using a Bikini Incision Can Be Safely Performed in Obese Patients.” J Arthroplasty