Minimally invasive medial hip approach.

  title={Minimally invasive medial hip approach.},
  author={P Chiron and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Murgier and {\'E}tienne Cavaignac and R{\'e}gis Pailh{\'e} and N Reina},
  journal={Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR},
  volume={100 6},
The medial approach to the hip via the adductors, as described by Ludloff or Ferguson, provides restricted visualization and incurs a risk of neurovascular lesion. We describe a minimally invasive medial hip approach providing broader exposure of extra- and intra-articular elements in a space free of neurovascular structures. With the lower limb in a "frog-leg" position, the skin incision follows the adductor longus for 6cm and then the aponeurosis is incised. A slide plane between all the… CONTINUE READING


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