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Dr. Adolph Lombardi examines outcomes data from his practice comparing patients who underwent a THA through the direct lateral approach with those who underwent a direct anterior approach THA.
Adolph V. Lombardi Jr., MD, FACS, is from Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc.; The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; and Mount Carmel Health Systems, New Albany, Ohio.
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2015 World Arthroplasty Congress
By Adolph V. Lombardi Jr., MD, FACS
Numerous variations of the direct lateral, or anterolateral abductor splitting, approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) have been described, with the essence of all being a partial release of the confluence of the vastus lateralis and gluteus medius and minimus from the anterolateral attachment to the femur.
For more than a decade, the author’s practice has utilized a less-invasive modification to the direct lateral approach (LIDL). Essentials to this approach include:…