Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Hip: craniolateral approach

Contributor(s): Neil Burton

Introduction

Uses

  • Open reduction of craniodorsal luxations.
  • To repair acetabular and femoral head/neck fractures Femur: head and neck fracture fixation.
  • Approach for femoral head/neck resection and total hip replacement.

Important considerations

  • Risk of iatrogenic damage to sciatic nerve as it courses caudal to greater trochanter.
    This is rare and with careful retraction of the gluteals by an assistant, the nerve is not near the surgery site.

Disadvantages

  • Does not give good access to the cranial aspect of the acetabulum or ilium if needed to be included in a fracture repair.
    Visibility may be limited, especially with damaged tissues.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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