Surgical Approaches to the Posterior Hip

  • Bernardo Aguilera-BohórquezEmail author
  • Miguel Eduardo Sanchéz-Otamendi


An extensive knowledge of the anatomy is required when performing surgical approaches to the posterior hip; this will allow for an accurate identification of the anatomical landmarks and their structural relationship with internal organs. Traditionally, pathologies or injuries of the posterior hip had been described separately. This chapter aims to summarize all these isolated topics in one compilation. The chapter is divided into three sections: (a) intra-articular, (b) deep gluteal space, and (c) sacrum, which allows us to describe and analyze all approaches in a detailed manner.


Hip Sciatic nerve Hip joint Ischiofemoral impingement Gluteal region Hip fractures Endoscopy Hamstring repair Lesser trochanterplasty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernardo Aguilera-Bohórquez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miguel Eduardo Sanchéz-Otamendi
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedics and TraumatologyCentro Médico Imbanaco de Cali, Young Adult Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation UnitCaliColombia

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