Author(s): Benoit B, Gofton W, Beaul PE
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Abstract The results of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty have been very encouraging. However, extensile approaches such as the posterior have been recommended to ensure proper component placement. This article evaluates the safety and the learning curve with the less invasive Hueter hip resurfacing using an anterior approach on an orthopedic traction table. The first 50 hip resurfacings using this approach are compared with the previous 50 procedures performed through a surgical dislocation approach. The authors conclude that it is a reasonable alternative to more extensile surgical approaches for a high-volume resurfacing arthroplasty surgeon. Further long-term studies and comparisons to other approaches will determine if the anterior approach provides advantages in terms of patient function and time to recovery.
This article was published in Orthop Clin North Am
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta