A simple capsulorrhaphy in a posterior approach for total hip arthroplasty.

  title={A simple capsulorrhaphy in a posterior approach for total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Michael C Dixon and Richard D. Scott and Pascal A. Schai and Van Paul Stamos},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={19 3},
In an attempt to decrease a 4% incidence of posterior hip dislocation following a posterior approach, a simple capsulorrhaphy was utilized in 255 consecutive primary total hip arthroplasties performed by 1 surgeon. All patients were reviewed at a minimum of 2 years' postoperatively, and no patient was lost to follow-up. One patient sustained a posterior hip dislocation, whereas there were no anterior hip dislocations. The dislocation rate of 0.4% is equal to or less than the rates of… CONTINUE READING

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