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Lateral via trochanteric flip

The incision is started a few centimeters proximal to the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) and continues along the axis of the femur immediately anterior to the palpable greater trochanter.

The length of the incision will depend on the body mass of the patient and should extend equally inferior and superior to the greater trochanter as shown.

Dissection continues to the fascia lata distally and to the fascia over the gluteus maximus proximally.