Mini-Posterior Approach

The mini-posterior approach is a minimally invasive approach that involves separating the muscle fibers of the large buttock muscle located at the side and the back of the hip vs. cutting them in the traditional posterior approach. Because the muscle fibers are separated, not cut, the nerve path is not disturbed and the muscle is not injured. The mini-posterior approach typically results in lower complication rates as compared to the traditional posterior approach and less bleeding reducing the necessity of a blood transfusion. It is regarded as a flexible approach as the incision as it can be increased if necessary