Recovery is quicker with the posterior approach because no important muscle groups are sectioned. The posterior approach is also well-suited for patients who are large, well muscled or who require special techniques to implant
the hip resurfacing socket.
To improve stability and reduce the incidence of dislocation after THR, some surgeons changed from the posterior to the anterior approach. Even a hip resurfacing procedure technically can be performed in most individuals using an
anterior approach but this requires removal of 33% to 50% of the abductor muscles. Even though … Read the rest