Total Hip: Anterior VS Posterior Approach

The Anterior Approach is not new. It was described in the 1800's by a German Surgeon!  In the last 5 or 10 years, there has been a push towards Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement.  It is my feeling that this was done primarily for marketing purposes.   When the first total hips were implanted, Sir John Charnley realize...
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Jack D Goldstein MD, Rhode Island