Mini-Posterior Approach for Hip Replacement: Advantages and Disadvantage

By Dr. Leone In my last post, I listed the advantages and disadvantages of the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery.  Now, let’s discuss the mini-posterior approach. The mini-posterior approach to hip replacement surgery involves dividing the muscle by separating – not cutting – muscle fibers at the side or the back of the hip. …

Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement: Advantages and Disadvantages

By Dr. Leone There are many well-established surgical approaches to the hip.  Two surgical approaches for total hip that have gained recent notoriety are the direct anterior approach and the minimally invasive or mini-posterior approach. The direct anterior approach involves splitting the fibers between the two main muscles located at the front of the hip…