Oper Orthop Traumatol 2021 Aug 2. Epub 2021 Aug 2.
Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Musculoskeletal University Center Munich (MUM), University Hospital, LMU Munich, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, Munich, Germany.
Objective: The classic skin incision for direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip arthroplasty (THA) is usually placed over the belly of the tensor fasciae latae (TFL) muscle parallel to the axis of the lower extremity. In the "bikini incision" technique however, a more horizontal skin incision is used and placed parallel to the skin creases, which largely corresponds to the skin's tension lines to prevent hypertrophic scarring and optimize cosmetic outcomes.
Indications: Primary or secondary osteoarthritis, femoral neck fracture, aseptic acetabular component loosening with sufficient bone stock and without the need for proximal extension of the approach, head and/or liner exchange. Read More