The anterolateral minimally invasive approach for total hip arthroplasty: technique, pitfalls, and way out

Orthop Clin North Am. 2009 Oct;40(4):473-8, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2009.05.001.


Different approaches for the hip have been developed for minimally invasive surgery in total hip arthroplasty. The goal of minimally invasive surgery is to reduce invasiveness to skin, muscles, and bone and improve recovery time after total hip arthroplasty. This article describes the technique of a minimally invasive approach to the hip from the anterolateral direction step by step and includes preoperative settings and pitfalls.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / methods*
  • Humans
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome