Total Hip Replacement
(conventional posterior approach)
The posterior approach involves detachment of smaller muscles from the top of the femur to allow access to the hip.
The posterior approach is an excellent approach for exposure to the hip joint, but as the posterior hip joint capsule is opened with this approach, the protective layer of muscles are removed to allow exposure of the capsule.
This approach has been associated with an increased rate of dislocation, which in some cases may require re-operation.