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Anterolateral Approach to the Hip Wheeless

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Description: Discussion: - major problems with the Watson Jones technique are dealing w/ gluteus medius & minimus, which lie over anteior capsule and must be damaged or cut to obtain adequate exposure; - original Charnely technique used anterolateral approach w/ pt supine, osteotomy of greater troch, & ant dislocation of hip; - this approach is used less commonly now as result of problems related to reattachement of the greater trochanter;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

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Author/Contact: CRWheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
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