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…

There is a New Solution for Two Common Hip Replacement Surgery Complications

By Dr. Leone More than 400,000 total hip replacement surgeries are preformed in the United States each year.  Because of advances in surgical instruments and techniques, total hip replacement is one of the most successful surgeries performed in modern medicine.  As with any surgery, there are risks.  Two common complications continue to occur during hip…