What is mini-posterior?

What is mini-posterior?

Mini-posterior hip replacement is a surgical procedure used to replace your damaged hip with synthetic parts inserted through a small incision made at the back of the hip.

What is mini-posterior approach hip replacement?

Mini-Posterior Approach for Hip Replacement. The mini-posterior approach to hip replacement surgery involves dividing the muscle by separating – not cutting – muscle fibers at the side or the back of the hip. This method insures that muscle function is preserved.

Is posterior or anterior better?

Although the anterior approach has some positive benefits, including being less invasive and having a quicker recovery, the posterior approach has been successfully used on more than 30,000 patients at the Kennedy Center over the past 30 years.

What is a posterior approach?

The posterior approach is traditionally the most common approach used to perform total hip replacement. In posterior hip replacement, the surgeon makes the hip incision at the back of the hip close to the buttocks. The incision is placed so the abductor muscles, the major walking muscles, are not cut.

Should I get anterior or posterior hip replacement?

The anterior approach to hip replacement tends to provide the surgeon with a more limited view of the hip joint during surgery, making the surgery technically challenging, especially for less experienced surgeons. The posterior and direct lateral approaches provide the surgeon with a better view of the hip joint.

Is the piriformis muscle cut during hip replacement?

The piriformis muscle is an important landmark in the surgical anatomy of the hip, particularly the posterior approach for total hip replacement (THR). Standard orthopaedic teaching dictates that the tendon must be cut in to allow adequate access to the superior part of the acetabulum and the femoral medullary canal.

What is difference between posterior and anterior?

The difference between anterior and posterior is simple: anterior means near or towards the front of something and posterior means near or towards the back.

Is posterior hip replacement more painful than anterior?

There are fewer muscles in the front of the hip, which means less damage to major muscles. Because the surgery doesn’t require cutting major muscles, typically patients experience less pain after surgery and require less pain medication.