Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty

Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty

The direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty is a minimally invasive technique not widely used. For the experienced orthopedic surgeon it may offer advantages over traditional approaches that involve operating from a lateral or posterior hip position resulting in significant joint and connecting tissue disturbance.

The direct anterior approach involves a smaller incision, no detaching of muscles or tendons, improved component positioning, equal leg lengths, decreased dislocation rates and decreased patient hospital stays.


Thomas S. Thornhill, MDThomas S. Thornhill, MD

John Ready, MDJohn Ready, MD

Gregory William Brick, MBChBGregory William Brick, MBChB

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