The implantation of the new hip can take place from different directions:
- from the front (anterior approaches)
- from the side (lateral access)
- from behind (posterior approaches)
All approaches offer their own advantages and disadvantages, and ultimately the experience of the surgeon with the respective approach is of crucial importance for a good surgical result. With the advances in medicine, frequencies in the use of different approaches have changed again and again. The skin incision for all access routes has become smaller and smaller, what is known as “minimally invasive”. However, the size of the skin incision is not decisive for a functionally good result, but rather the correct implantation of the prosthesis components and the least possible injury to muscles / tendons and ligaments by the surgeon.