Minimally Invasive Revision THR-Anterior Approach
Revision Total Hip Replacement is a catch-all term that can mean anything from a simple change in the plastic liner of the implant, to full reconstruction of the femur and acetabulum with massive implants and bone grafting. All patients who have had total hip replacement can potentially wear out the prosthesis. Other indications for revision include osteolysis, a condition where the bone is dissolved, dislocation or infection of the prosthesis.
Traditionally, revision hip replacment surgery has been a major undertaking through either the lateral or posterior approach. Both of these approaches, while very effective for performing large surgeries, operate through the muscle and therefore can compromise muscle strength.