Smith-petersen approach to the hip

Ronak M. Patel*, Michael D. Stover

*Corresponding author for this work

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The anterior approach to the hip is a musclesparing exposure that preserves the blood supply to the native femoral head. From its earliest description, the anterior approach has been utilized from irrigation of the hip joint to surgical dislocations of the hip and, more recently, to total hip arthroplasty. Modifications to the true Hueter or Smith-Petersen anterior approach have led to fewer complications with the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This chapter will describe the surgical technique for the modified Hueter/Smith-Petersen anterior approach to the hip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781461469650
ISBN (Print)9781461469643
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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