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Anterior Smith Peterson Approach to the Hip Wheeless

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Description: - Smith Petersen improved & revived the anterior iliofemoral approach;
- entire ilium and hip joint can be reached thru iliac part of incision;
- with this approach there is a need for extensive detachment of tendinous insertions & retraction of muscle, with potential damage to femoral artery and nerve and traction on lateral femoral cutaneous nerve;
- among the indications for this approach are ganz osteotomy for DDH and posterior hip frx dislocations;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
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