Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Hip: craniolateral approach

Contributor(s): Neil Burton, Joseph Harari

Introduction

Uses

Important considerations

  • Risk of iatrogenic damage to sciatic nerve as it courses caudal to greater trochanter.
    This is rare and with careful retraction of the gluteals by an assistant, the nerve is not near the surgery site.

Disadvantages

  • Does not give good access to the cranial aspect of the acetabulum or ilium if needed to be included in a fracture repair.
    Visibility may be limited, especially with damaged tissues.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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