posterolateral hip replacement method

posterolateral hip replacement method

Posted in the Hip Replacement Forum


Saratoga Springs, NY

#1 Oct 13, 2010
I've found a doc nearby who uses the posterolateral method. He does NOT cut any muscles and does a 4" incision. Has anyone out there had this type of hip replacement?

Washington, DC

#2 Oct 13, 2010
I had bilateral hip replacement done the 'old-fashioned' way in June and had great results: pain-free and walking with a cane the day after surgery and, went home after 3 nights. The most important thing is not the method, but the skill and experience of your surgeon. It's also good to find a surgeon who demonstrates a real concern for your wellbeing and pushes you to work hard at your rehab. Ask around and find people who have used your doctor. See if they were happy with the results. And, may I add, that you should not hesitate to use an older person. My doctor is 71 and has over 1000 of these surgeries behind him.

Sewell, NJ

#3 Oct 13, 2010
I had a full hip replacement just over two years ago - my leg has since shrank in length by 13 mm and I still have numbness in my leg....

The surgeon tells my that this would have to be considred a "normal" development.

I want to urge everyone considering this procedure to explore all options and to make sure to get an experienced surgeon who actually performes the surgery....
Gregory Fraser

Mclean, VA

#4 Sep 1, 2011
This is quite a very technical term to explain and can only be explained credibly by a medical professional. So, if you have problems understanding this kind of procedure and want to know more about it, contact your doctor. This is important especially with the issues surrounding some hip replacement device which I read about here
Merry P

San Jose, CA

#5 Sep 9, 2011
Your concern is better addressed to an expert. An orthopedic surgeon can explain thoroughly what posterolateral hip replacement is. This matter is best discussed with your doctor, especially with the rising alerts about the procedure. As what I have read in , patients who had DePuy ASR hip experienced some complications and may need a revision surgery to correct the situation.

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 9, 2011
I believed that hip replacement surgery, whatever way it's done, will be different in every patient, simply because each patient's body's reaction to the same procedure is also different. If you noticed, one procedure may worked on one patient but will not work on another. The surgical technique is just one aspect in every hip replacement surgery. Another aspect that has been causing much concern is the kind of hip implants. According to this website , the metal-on-metal hip implants have drawn much flak especially after medical studies showed that it can cause metallosis.

South Ozone Park, NY

#7 Sep 14, 2012
The main advantage of the posterolateral approach compared with other mini-incisions is its simplicity, with shortened operating time as a result. However, to know more related issues about hip implants, check

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