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Selecting the approach for revision total hip arthroplasty is a crucial step in pre-operative planning. Whether the surgical objectives can be reached via a conventional approach or require a specific approach must be determined. The best approach depends on multiple factors including the reason for revision, patient's characteristics, implants requiring removal, previous approach, soft tissue and bone lesions, and surgeon's level of experience. These factors are discussed herein, as well as the potential and limitations of conventional approaches and the indications for specific approaches.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Total hip arthroplasty, Revision total hip arthroplasty, Surgical approaches, Hip