Review: Posterior Soft Tissue Repair in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

HSS Journal

Paul M. Pellicci, MD

Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Surgery (Orthopedics), Weill Cornell Medical College

Friedrich Boettner, MD

Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Introduction: The posterior approach is the most common approach used in the United States. Its main advantages include (1) less extensive tissue dissection, (2) better visualization of the acetabulum, (3) lower incidence of heterotpic bone formation, and (4) preservation of the abductor mechanism.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 2, Number 1.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.

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