Title

The mini-anterior approach: Optimizes total hip arthroplasty outcome—Affirms

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Semin Arthroplasty

Abstract

The direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty has gained popularity in recent years and evidence to support this method continues to grow. Through our own research, we have noted several advantages compared to the posterior approach. In our direct anterior approach patients, we have found earlier function recovery in the initial weeks after total hip arthroplasty. Fewer deficits to hip motion and strength occur with this approach. We are also able to obtain improved precision, accuracy, and reproducibility of acetabular cup placement. For these reasons, the direct anterior approach is our preferred method in performing total hip arthroplasty.

Volume Number

26

Issue Number

3

Pages

136-139

Document Type

Article

Status

Northwell Researcher

Facility

Northwell Health

Primary Department

Orthopedic Surgery

DOI

10.1053/j.sart.2015.09.007