Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Hip: caudolateral approach

Contributor(s): Neil Burton, Melvyn Pond

Introduction

  • To access the hip joint.

Uses

  • Open reduction of craniodorsal luxations.
    Not commonly used for this.
  • To repair acetabular and ischial fractures.

Disadvantages

  • Risk of iatrogenic damage to sciatic nerve as it courses caudal to greater trochanter.
  • Does not give good access to the cranial aspect of the acetabulum or ilium if needed to be included in a fracture repair.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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