The Rottinger approach for total hip arthroplasty: technique and review of the literature.
The surgical approach utilized in total hip arthroplasty has been identified as a factor that may affect surgical outcomes. There have been many different approaches and modifications used since the procedure was popularized by Sir John Charnley. The popular approaches today can be grouped by their relationship to the trochanter (anterior or posterior), patient position, leg position for dislocation/femoral preparation, and treatment of the abductors and short external rotators. The Rottinger approach is an anterior approach which utilizes the muscle interval between the tensor fascia lata and abductor musculature. The abductor attachments are preserved and the femur is prepared in extension, adduction, and external rotation. This approach has been shown in literature to be safe with some studies showing improved outcomes both in terms of reduced complications and better function than other standard approaches.
Hansen, BJ; Hallows, RK; Kelley, SS
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