Acetabulum - Kocher Langenbeck Approach
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Acetabulum - Kocher Langenbeck Approach

This Acetabulum – Kocher Langenbeck Approach course will teach you:

  • To access the acetabulum using a Kocher Langenbeck approach, most often to reconstruct the acetabulum following a fracture.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Acetabulum – Kocher Langenbeck Approach:

  • Sciatic nerve injury
  • Medial circumflex artery injury
  • Inferior gluteal artery injury
  • Sciatic nerve palsy
  • Limbus injury

With the following tips you might perform the Acetabulum – Kocher Langenbeck Approach even better:

  • Incision variation in obese patients
  • Gluteus maximus mobilization
  • Short external rotators and piriformis identification

After studying the Acetabulum – Kocher Langenbeck Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Sciatic nerve palsy
  • Avascular osteonecrosis of the femoral head
  • Limbus injury
  • Inferior gluteal neurovascular bundle injury

You might also be interested in:
Acetabulum – Stoppa Approach
Acetabulum – Ilioinguinal Approach

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin at the landmarks, the greater trochanter, the iliac crest and the femur shaft.

Incise

Incise the skin from the posterior superior iliac spine, extending to the greater trochanter and continuing to 10 cm distally along the femur shaft.

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