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Fig. 2 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 2

From: Using the anterior capsule of the hip joint to protect the tensor fascia lata muscle during direct anterior total hip arthroplasty: a randomized prospective trial

Fig. 2

The stars represent the anterior capsule in a and b, and in c and d the stars represent the capsule pad that is prepared from the anterior capsule. The white arrows indicate the iliocapsularis, which can be separated from the capsule along the dotted line in b. The detached capsule is flipped over the TFLM in c. The capsule pad is spaced between the retractor and the TFLM in d

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