Minimally Invasive Hip Resurfacing - History of Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery

History of Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery

Minimally invasive techniques for total hip arthroplasty (THA, or hip replacement) have been well described by various authors including:

  • Richard Berger: "2 incision" technique + fluroscopy.
  • Thomas P.Sculco: posterior approach.
  • Innsbruck (Prof.Nolger): Direct anterior.

Some MIS approaches for THA have been largely abandoned by surgeons, most especially Richard Berger's approach.

None of the above approaches offer a fluroscopy-free approach to Minimal Invasive Hip Resurfacing. The only documented approach for minimally invasive hip resurfacing, having accepted the definition above, is that of Mr.G.S.Chana of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK. Mr.G.S.Chana, the creator of the MIS reamer handle and the Chana Targeting Device has proved that it is possible to perform hip resurfacing through an incision of 6.5 cm's without macerating the soft tissues and incorrectly implanting the acetabular cup.

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