Approaches for primary total hip replacement

Thomas Ilchmann
Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy 2014 October 2, 24 Suppl 10: S2-6
In total hip replacement surgeons can choose from a various number of approaches, from posterior, lateral or direct anterior. Excellent results can be achieved with all approaches and there is no evidence for the use of a specific approach. Minimally invasive operating techniques might further contribute to that success. Early rehabilitation and functional outcome can be improved by the introduction of evidence based clinical pathways irrespective to the used approach.

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