American Hip Institute

Posterior Approach


The Posterior Approach is a minimally invasive form of total hip replacement where the incision lies on the side of the hip. The posterior approach can be a tissue sparing surgery with an incision generally less than 10-12cm. The acetabular cup and femoral stem implants are inserted through this incision. Computer Navigated, Robotic guidance MAKOplasty) is an option for posterior total hip replacement through a posterior approach. Patients can generally bear weight the day of surgery to experience a speedy and healthy recovery. There are a series of posterior hip precautions taken after surgery to improve recovery and the long term outcome of the replaced hip. Ask your surgeon if you are a candidate for Posterior Hip Replacement.