Soft tissue damage after minimally invasive THA

@inproceedings{Oldenrijk2010SoftTD,
  title={Soft tissue damage after minimally invasive THA},
  author={Jakob van Oldenrijk and Piet V J M Hoogland and Gabri{\"e}lle J M Tuijthof and Ruby Corveleijn and Tom W H Noordenbos and Matthias U. Schafroth},
  booktitle={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for hip replacement is thought to minimize soft tissue damage. We determined the damage caused by 4 different MIS approaches as compared to a conventional lateral transgluteal approach. METHODS 5 surgeons each performed a total hip arthroplasty on 5 fresh frozen cadaver hips, using either a MIS anterior, MIS anterolateral, MIS 2-incision, MIS posterior, or lateral transgluteal approach. Postoperatively, the hips were dissected and muscle… CONTINUE READING