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Dare

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Posterior versus lateral and anterior approaches
« on: May 25, 2009, 03:34:24 PM »
My surgeon is doing my resurfacing using the anterior approach.  Was this used on any of you?  I understand there are not so many muscles cut using this technique.

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karenj_m

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Re: Posterior versus lateral and anterior approaches
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 12:27:42 PM »
Hi Dare:
I believe Dr. Mont in Baltimore uses this approach successfully (someone please correct me if I am mistaken).

My understanding is that less soft tissue is cut/manueved and with that, the belief is, it may be better for faster healing.

I had the regular approach...but new techniques are a great thing...as long as your surgeon is a very experienced resurfacing surgeon.

That is more important than anything else.

Best of luck and fast healing on your upcoming surgery.
Karen
RH Biomet 56/50 uncemented / Dr. Gross (SC) 04/02/08

Dare

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Re: Posterior versus lateral and anterior approaches
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 03:10:07 PM »
Hi karen,

Thanks for your input.  I am just so glad to get this taken care of but I do have to admit the less they cut and maneuver the better I will like it.  But at this point, ANY THING is better than where I have been!  LOL

Dare

JohnnyD

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Re: Posterior versus lateral and anterior approaches
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 04:16:14 PM »
dr su goes in posteriorly, learned from dr de smet...he doesn't cut any muscles at all.  he does cut two ligaments or tendons (i am pretty sure it's ligaments).
i guess that sounds pretty good to me!

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Re: Posterior versus lateral and anterior approaches
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 04:43:57 PM »
I met with my surgeon yesterday.  He does replacement anteriorly but resurfacing laterally.  I don't care as long as it works!  He could go in past my tonsils (IF I still had them) for all I care.  I am just wanting some relief!!!  LOL

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