Muscle Sparing Hip Replacement with the Direct Superior Approach
The direct superior approach is an recent technique for hip replacement surgery. It is performed through a single small incision using state-of-the-art technology to minimize damage to the surrounding hip muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
This innovative approach to hip replacement was developed to avoid cutting important muscle groups such as the iliotibial band and the hip abductor muscles.
The expectation is that a smaller incision with less soft-tissue involvement will enhance the early recovery phase after hip replacement surgery.