Article Abstract

Total hip arthroplasty via the direct anterior approach—off the table

Authors: Peter Boyle, Zachary Post, Fabio Orozco, Alvin Ong


The direct anterior approach to the hip for total hip arthroplasty has seen a recent rise in popularity. Deemed as a minimally invasive procedure, the direct anterior approach has an associated steep learning curve but can be preformed on most patients needing a total hip arthroplasty. The following will provide an in-depth description of the procedure including tips and trick and pitfalls.