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Minimally invasive anterolateral total hip arthroplasty on a standard operating table using a two-tined retractor and a double offset broach handle

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Author(s): Tsuyoshi Nakai* and Masaaki Kakiuchi **

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0972-978X

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty | supine position | anterolateral approach | instrument

ABSTRACT
An anterolateral approach is in use for minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty. This approach uses an intermuscular plane between the tensor fasciae lata and gluteus medius. To our knowledge, although a technique has been reported in a lateral decubitus position, no report has been made in a supine position on a standard operating table. We describe a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty technique done through an anterolateral approach on a supine position.

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