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